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Early childhood curriculum that promotes active participatory
It offers:
› Infant Toddler Educational care
› Preschool Education
› Early Literacy
› Music and Movement
› Elementary Education
› Youth Development
Follows 3 main things:
› Research
› Application
› Validation
Supports Active Learning, where the children’s interests are taken to
Adult-Child Interaction
› The curriculum follows the idea of shared control, where the
adults give children enough freedom to be able to learn and
express themselves but also give limits so that the children feel
Interest Areas- designed for specific types of play to help with
development in certain areas
Promote following a daily routine
› One way they do this is by following their Plan Do Review method:
Plan Do Review Method
› Plan: Children make their own intentional plan about where they
are going to choose to play
› Do: Children then implement that plan by going and playing
where they made a plan to play
› Review: Children recall on and explain what things they did with
an adult
The curriculum gives teacher the guidelines for what their classrooms
need to include
› Teachers use those guidelines to base what their classroom is like
and how their classroom runs by following each component
Child Observation Record
› Teachers observe the children and write down anecdotes about
the child’s behavior. They use these notes to keep track of the
children’s progress and to help them better meet the needs of
the children by gearing lesson plans to their specific needs.
› They enter these into the computer and it keeps track of their
children’s progresses.
Parents are given progress reports that come from the COR’s that
the teachers are observing and collecting.
› This helps parents to better understand where their children stand
and lets them know the progress that they have made.
High Scope is an advocate for early childhood practices
Assessment tools are available for use by non-High Scope programs
as well as programs that do use High Scope Curriculum
Gather information in ways that are natural and comfortable for
children and adults
Assess young children to see how they are developing and to
measure how the programs children attend contribute to the
children's growth
Authentic assessment provides teachers with valuable and practical
information to understand and plan for the developmental needs of
their students in everyday classroom activities to strengthen the
Provides accurate data that can be used for individual child
planning and policy-level decision making
Limited online assessment tools available
High Scope Curriculum/Assessment Tools are expensive
Large amounts of paperwork
Video Clip-Active
Learning: http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=381
Information For Decision Makers-Child Observation Record
(COR): http://www.highscope.org/file/Assessment/cor_decision_ma
Infant/Toddler Anecdotal
Form: http://www.highscope.org/file/BookPages/IT_Anecdote_forms.pdf
Observation Form: http://www.highscope.org/file/BookPages/IT_Observations.pdf
Preschool Anecdotal
Form: http://www.highscope.org/file/P_Anecdote_forms.pdf
Online COR: http://www.onlinecor.net/
High Scope Online
Assesment: http://etools.highscope.org/assessment/index.php
High Scope. All About High Scope. Retrieved April 24,
2009. http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=291
High Scope. Inspiring Educators to Inspire Children. Retrieved April
22, 2009. http://www.highscope.org/index.asp

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