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Our programs provide enriching activities for your child in a nurturing and loving atmosphere. - Michael Richard

Curriculum

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
  • Early literacy
  • 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.

Farm to Preschool

Farm to Preschool is a natural expansion of the national farm to school model and encompasses a wide range of programs and activities.  Farm to Preschool serves the full spectrum of child care delivery: preschools, Head Start, center-based, programs in K-12 school districts, nurseries and family home care facilities. Its goals are multi-level and include:  influencing the eating habits of young children while their preferences are forming; creating healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and experiential opportunities such as gardening; improving healthy food access at home and within the community; and ultimately influencing policies to address the childhood obesity epidemic through a local food lens. Program activities can take an environmental and systems change approach by serving preschoolers, teachers and child care providers, parents and family members, as well as communities. 

Program components can include the following: sourcing local foods in school snacks and meals; promoting and increasing access to local foods for providers and families; offering nutrition and/or garden-based curricula; school gardening; in-class food preparation and taste testing; field trips to farms, farmers’ markets and community gardens; parent workshops; implementing preschool wellness policies which address Farm to Preschool principles; and influencing policies at the local, state or national level.