Trust for Learning hosts the Ideal Learning Head Start Network, a dynamic group of more than 40 Head Start/Early Head Start providers from around the US who are leading (or building) ideal learning environments in their programs. While many believe that Head Start requires a particular curriculum, providers actually have a lot of flexibility to implement a child-centered, equity-based approach aligned with the principles of ideal learning environments. In the context of newly-proposed rules to improve quality, and with the possibility of reauthorization somewhere on the horizon, this conversation is especially timely.
The webinar will feature heads of Head Start programs who are members of the network, as well as experts from Montessori, Waldorf, and Tools of the Mind.
Amanda Orlando, Head Start Education Director at Tri-County Head Start;
Elena Bodrova, Ph.D, Co-Founder of Tools of the Mind;
Janice LaFloe, Executive Director at American Indian Child Care Center;
Leonor Lundholm, Director of Education at Child-Parent Centers Inc.;
Lynn Turner, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Coordinator at Waldorf Early Childhood Association of Northern America;
Annie Frazer, Founder & Executive Director of Montessori Partnerships for Georgia (facilitator);
Toscha Blalock, Co-Director and Chief Learning & Evaluation Officer at Trust for Learning.
Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.