HighScope and Florida School Readiness

Approved Resources

The Florida Department of Education Office of Early Learning has selected HighScope as an approved curriculum and assessment provider for School Readiness. Learn more about the approved resources below. When you are ready, order your approved resources!

The HighScope Curriculum Kits are NOW ELIGIBLE for reimbursement under the terms of the 2021 Approved Curriculum Packages for Florida School Readiness!

Watch an overview

In this 30-minute video, we’ll share an overview of HighScope’s 50-year history in early childhood education and discuss the philosophy of HighScope’s unique approach to teaching children. Then we’ll dive into an overview of the HighScope Curriculum and the products that are approved for School Readiness and VPK in Florida.

Approved Curriculum Resources

Transform your classroom into an engaging, active learning environment where children thrive. Research based and child focused, the HighScope Curriculum is carefully designed to achieve powerful, positive results. Our resources will support you as you scaffold children’s learning and development, and encourage young children’s interests and explorations.

Infant-Toddler Resources (F2402SET):

HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum Kit
The Essentials

  • Tender Care and Early Learning: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Settings, 2nd ed.
  • Infant-Toddler Wheel of Learning/Key Developmental Indicator Card
  • Lesson Plans for a Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Infants
  • Lesson Plans for a Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Toddlers

The Learning Environment

  • The Infant-Toddler Learning Environment (DVD)
  • Infant-Toddler Daily Routine Cards
  • English-Spanish Toddler Classroom Area Signs (also includes small area
    signs for children’s planning)

Intentional Planning

  • Infant-Toddler Letter Links Book & Subscription
  • Let’s Play and Learn Together! 30 At-Home Activities for Infants and Toddlers
  • Infant-Toddler Song Book
  • Big Beats for Young Peeps (CD)
  • Rhythmically Moving 2 (CD)

Supplemental Items

  • Active Learning DVD
  • Daily Schedules & Caregiving Routines DVD


Preschool Resources (P4405SET):

HighScope Preschool Curriculum Kit
The Essentials

  • The HighScope Preschool Curriculum 9-book Set
  • Key Developmental Indicator (KDI) Scaffolding Charts
  • Lesson Plans for the First 30 Days, 3rd ed.

The Learning Environment

  • Setting Up the Preschool Classroom
  • Daily Routine Cards
  • English-Spanish Classroom Area Signs (also includes small area signs for children’s planning)

Intentional Planning

  • Numbers Plus Preschool Mathematics Curriculum
  • STEM Made Simple: 25 Activities by Preschool Teachers
  • Small-Group Times to Scaffold Early Learning
  • 50 Large-Group Activities for Active Learners
  • Let’s Read It Again! Interactive Read-Alouds
  • Big Beats for Young Peeps (CD)
  • Rhythmically Moving 2 (CD)

Supplemental Items

  • Fee, Fie, Phonemic Awareness: 130 Prereading Activities for Preschoolers
  • Storybook Talk: Conversations for Comprehension
  • Arts Smart: The Creative Arts in Preschool
  • Making the Most of Plan-Do-Review
  • Small-Group Times for Active Learners DVD
  • You’re Not My Friend Anymore! Illustrated Answers to Questions About Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors
  • You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution With Young Children
  • Me, You, Us: Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool
  • “I Know What’s Next!” Preschool Transitions Without Tears or Turmoil

Approved Child Assessment

COR Advantage is designed for teacher and child success. Based on 34 items that are proven by research to best prepare children for later schooling, COR Advantage has the fewest items of any early childhood assessment, keeping the instructional day focused on what is most important — including children’s own interests and explorations.

COR Advantage is criterion referenced, research based, and proven valid and reliable through rigorous validation studies. COR can be used with children birth to age six, including children who are English Language Learners and those with special needs.

Included resources:

  • COR Advantage Desk Reference (English or Spanish)
  • COR Advantage Scoring Guide (English or Spanish)
  • COR Advantage Subscription
  • COR Advantage Webinar

Implement With Confidence

HighScope’s professional learning courses compliment the HighScope Curriculum and help to ensure your implementation is a success. Moderated by HighScope’s highly-qualified certified trainers, our online courses offer unmatched one-on-one support for individuals at all experience levels. Each course features active engagement and collaboration while providing practical application, inspiring ideas, and effective strategies that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

These online courses are designed to be conducted over 3-4 weeks and it is estimated that teachers will need to spend at least 2-3 hours per week to complete assignments and discussions. Teachers can login at any time during the week to complete their work but the courses will adhere to the designated dates for completion. Because of our moderated approach to online courses, pre-enrollment is required at least one week prior to the start date. View our course schedule.

Contact the Educational Services team at [email protected] or call 800.587.5639 x261 for registration information.

We recommend the following optional professional development opportunities.

Online Courses

  • Creating Meaningful Lesson Plans
  • Planning and Recall: Why and How
  • Numbers Plus
  • Scaffolding Children’s Learning at Small-Group Time
  • Large-Group Times for Active Learners
  • How to Support Active Learning During Work Time
  • Physical Development
  • COR Advantage

Comprehensive In-Person Training

  • Preschool Institute
  • HighScope Coaching
  • Preschool Curriculum Course
  • Infant-Toddler Curriculum Course
  • Training of Trainers Course


Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: Birth to Kindergarten (2017)

Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four Years Old to Kindergarten (2017)

Need More Information?

Contact the HighScope Customer Sales Team at [email protected] or call 734.485.2000 to determine which resources are the right fit for your program.

The Florida Department of Education has negotiated special pricing. Price is effective through June 1, 2022. Price includes curriculum materials. Optional Training Courses, Online Trainings, or Coaching would be in addition to the School Readiness Package. For more information about the HighScope Infant-Toddler and Preschool Curriculum package for Florida School Readiness, please contact your county’s early learning coalition, or visit http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/school-readiness/school-readiness-providers/school-readiness-curriculum.

Order your exclusive Florida School Readiness Package

Contact us today at 800.407.7377 or [email protected].