The HighScope Difference:
Active Participatory Learning
Children and adults learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. That principle — validated by decades of research — is the basis of HighScope's approach to teaching and learning.
A range of specially designed programs. HighScope's Curriculum includes components for
- Infant-toddler care and education
- Preschool education
► A HighScope training participant talks about the HighScope difference: "I can understand why the 40-year study revealed the long-term impact of HighScope with children at risk. HighScope is ... about teaching children to initiate, discover, experience, and learn about ideas, events, and people; it is about children creating, experimenting, problem-solving, and resolving conflicts as they learn. HighScope builds children up and changes lives." — Alice Escobar, Dallas, Texas
- Movement and music
- Elementary education
- Youth programs
Each individual program consists of a complete system of teaching practices, defined curriculum content areas for each topic and age group, assessment tools, and a training model. The practices and content are flexible by design, easily adapted to individual needs and institutional requirements.
Proven, research-based strategies for learning. The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.
The HighScope advantage: A balanced approach for young learners and the people who teach them. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas.
By adopting the HighScope Curriculum — and learning to use it effectively — thousands of educators and caregivers worldwide are making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families.