Head Start Alignment
Head Start and HighScope: A Shared Vision
HighScope and Head Start share a similar commitment to high-quality early education that changes the lives of children and families. Head Start programs that use the HighScope Curriculum and its related reporting and assessment instruments find that they are better able to meet the mandates of the Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS) and deliver effective early education to the children and families they serve.
Components of HighScope's Educational Model are Highly Compatible with the HSPS
Indicators from HighScope's program assessment instrument, the Preschool PQA, align closely with many of the items in the HSPS. For more information on the compatibility between elements of HighScope and Head Start, follow the links at right to the article "HighScope and Head Start: A Good Fit" and the HSPS crosswalk.
HighScope's child assessment instrument, the Preschool Child Observation Record (COR) may be used to generate reports in terms of the Head Start Outcomes framework. A Head Start report-generating function is built into computer and online versions of the COR. This automated feature makes it easy for the user to create reports at the class, site, or program level.
Additional Resources For Aligning HighScope With Head Start
Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
Common Core State Standards
Head Start Five Essential Domains for Infants and Toddlers
Head Start Child Outcomes Framework
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for Preschool