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School Readiness

School readiness is foundational across early childhood systems and programs. It means children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children. Head Start views school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life. Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development are all essential ingredients of school readiness. Managers, teaching staff, caregivers, family advocates, and families can learn more about creating enriching and supportive learning environments for young children ages birth to 5.

Head Start Approach to School Readiness

The Head Start Approach to School Readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children.

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Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF)

The ELOF shows the continuum of learning for ages birth through 5 years. It is grounded in comprehensive research around what young children should know and be able to do during their early years.

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Interactive Head Start ELOF: Ages Birth to Five

This resource shows what children should know and do in five central developmental domains and provides examples of experiences and behaviors that can be expected of children birth to 5.

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Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework

The PFCE Framework is a roadmap for progress in achieving the types of outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families.

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School Readiness

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