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The organization of the Head Start curriculum and instruction has a firm foundation in the development of the young child.  It is based on the premise that children learn best through active, engaged, meaningful learning experiences. Environments for children are appropriate for their age and stage of development. Teachers respond to children as individuals to facilitate their growth.  Developmentally appropriate, research-based curricula provide for all areas of a child's development through and integrated, play-based approach that includes strength-based approaches for dual language learners. 
Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline make up the primary curriculum in our Head Start program.  Teachers supplement and individualize experiences through additional resources such as: Color Me Healthy, Growing Up WILD, IMIL (I Am Moving, I Am Learning), and Phonemic Awareness.