Preschool Classroom

Adult-child Interactions:

In the High Scope approach, teachers and children are active partners in the learning process. This balanced apporach to adult-child interaction -also called "intentional teaching"- is critical to the effectiveness of the program. It includes techniques for encouraging learning in specific content areas as well as strategies for helping children resolve conflict.

Key Developmental Indecators:

The curriculum is built around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in five main curriculum content areas: approaches to learning; language, literacy, and communication; social and emotional development; physical development, health, and well-being; and arts and sciences. Within these areas, are 58 key developmental indicators (formerly called "key experiences") - observable early childhood milestones that guide teachers as they plan learning experiences and interact with children.