Ohio Step Up To Quality!

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has selected HighScope as their Step Up To Quality curriculum and assessment partner. 

Approved Curriculum Resources

Transform your classroom into an engaging learning environment where your children can grow. Research based and child focused, the HighScope Curriculum uses an active learning approach that is carefully designed to achieve powerful, positive results.

Tender Care and Early Learning: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Settings 

This manual provides both a rationale and specific strategies for each part of the HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum.
Available in English and Spanish.

Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool: Getting to Know the HighScope Curriculum

Reflecting the most up-to-date research on child development and effective teaching practices, this practical guide presents a comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the HighScope Preschool Curriculum.
Available in English and Spanish.


Approved Child Assessment

Evidence-based and research-validated COR Advantage is an ongoing, authentic, birth-to-kindergarten assessment that assists teachers in supporting children at every developmental level — including children who are English Language Learners and those with special needs. COR Advantage also provides administrators with comprehensive reporting options to guide program planning and staff development.

Implementation Training

The HighScope Educational Services Department is pleased to offer you three online training courses, as well as two self-paced training modules:

COR Advantage Four-Week Online Course

Led by a HighScope facilitator, this four-week online training requires teaches to work about three hours per week. We will use video clips and expert instruction to teach participants how to write complete and objective anecdotes and score them accurately, how to identify COR Advantage categories and items, and how to share the your Child's Developmental profile with families. An inter-rater reliability test is included. Participants who sign up for this course will also receive access information for two COR advantage self-paced training modules.

Creating Meaningful Lesson Plans

Lesson planning is a critical component in supporting children's learning and development. This workshop will help you to learn how to plan appropriate activities based on curriculum content, child development, and children's interests. You will learn how to plan for each segment of the daily routine. This course includes one welcome week and three weeks of instruction.

How to Support Active Learning at Work Time

In a HighScope classroom, work time the "do" part of plan-do-review is when children carry out their plans, play, and solve problems. In this workshop you will learn:

  • The "basics" of work time, including work time "dos and don'ts
  • That work time is a time for active learning
  • What children do at work time, including the four types of play they engage in
  • How adults support children at work time, including strategies for supporting and scaffolding children's learning
  • This course includes one welcome week and three weeks of instruction


Need more information?

Contact us today at 800.587.5639.

As a reminder — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is purchasing one curriculum book per age group per provider. Additional curriculum books will be purchased as needed by the provider. ODJFS will also purchase child assessment and assessment training for designated providers; however the details have not yet been released. For more information about the Step up To Quality (SUTQ) grant, please contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) at 877.302.2347 or [email protected].