Welcome To The Playground
The Playground is an exciting new platform for educators, administrators, and families to engage with innovative early childhood content through exploration and play!
Explore and learn from blog articles and videos filled with strategies, tips, and actionable ideas. All content on The Playground is created to help you inspire a lifelong love for learning in young children.
Establish a strength-based coaching partnership using HighScope’s three important steps. Read how coaches and teachers can work together as a team.
Let’s take a short trip through the preschool daily routine and see where math learning opportunities turn up.
Take family engagement to the next level with these strategies for partnering with families from a distance.
Activities to help you integrate music throughout the daily routine to help young children develop important skills.
Share these strategies to help families promote early literacy, enrich the learning materials available at home, and enhance parent-child interactions.
Watch our interview with HighScope’s new president, Dr. Alejandra Barraza, and hear her vision for the future of our organization.
Young children need help processing emotional experiences. Try these tools to support children’s mental health in the classroom and at home.
Check out these effective, interactive read-aloud strategies that support the development of children’s comprehension skills.
Whether you have in-person classes or use a virtual or hybrid learning approach, try these tips for navigating digital learning in your early childhood program.
WATCH AND LEARN
HighScope Roundtable — Segregation By Experience Book Study
The goal of this book study is to delve into a groundbreaking study on equity and agency in the early childhood classroom. Over the course of eight sessions, authors, panelists, and thought leaders will invite participants to accompany them on a journey toward understanding the effects of injustice on young learners and how to build classroom spaces that promote all children’s social-emotional growth. Register to attend the next live session at highscope.org/roundtable.
SEGREGATION BY EXPERIENCE: SESSION 2
This session explores how children’s agency impacts how and what young children learn. Hear from three educators who have been featured in Dr. Adair’s agency research.
SEGREGATION BY EXPERIENCE: SESSION 1
Meet the authors of the book Segregation by Experience: Agency, Racism, and Learning in the Early Grades as they discuss inequity in early childhood education.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 6
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. Join the authors for a final discussion on lessons learned and to gain momentum and inspiration to carry forward the work of justice and equity for young children and their families.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 3
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. Explore the research that supports culturally responsive anti-bias education for diverse language learners.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 5
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. An important discussion on how unintended consequences of bias and racism can be avoided in assessment practices.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 2
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. Dive into social justice and developmentally appropriate practice.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 4
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. How to engage families in anti-bias practice in early childhood settings.
DON’T LOOK AWAY: SESSION 1
Driving the Momentum of Racial Justice Into the Early Childhood Classroom. Meet the authors of the book Don’t Look Away! Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms.
A CONVERSATION WITH STACEY ABRAMS
An empowering conversation with policy leader Stacey Abrams exploring the benefits of quality education and how to make it accessible to all children.
THE CRITICAL ROLE OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ON CHILDREN’S LEARNING
Discover strategies for strengthening partnerships with families in support of children’s learning, development, and well-being.
A team of early childhood leaders from programs across the nation share how they are addressing the effects of COVID-19, navigating virtual learning, and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.
ADAPTING THE EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Tips and strategies for adapting your learning environment and daily routines to support both physical distancing and active learning.
INFANT-TODDLER CLASSROOMS AND COVID-19
Strategies for infant-toddler teachers in the classroom during the pandemic.
PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES TO COLLECT DATA
COR Advantage assessment tips for teachers: strategies for partnering with families to collect data.
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FROM A DISTANCE
How to build relationships with children and families from a distance.
SUPPORTING INFANT-TODDLER FAMILIES
How to support families with infants and toddlers from a distance.
EARLY ED TALKS
Inspired by TED Talks, HighScope’s Early ED Talks explore “hot topics” in education. Moderated by NAEYC’s CEO Rhian Evans Allvin, a panel of experts share the work they’re doing to revolutionize learning for our youngest learners.
EARLY LEARNING AT HOME
Helping families establish consistent routines and engaging home environments.
GATHERING DATA FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
We discuss tips, considerations, and recommendations to help programs gather child assessment data for the 2020-2021 school year.
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