Teachers will provide for the development of cognitive and language skills for all children by designing a physical environment and schedule of activities that include experimentation,inquiry, observation, play, and exploration. Opportunities for creative self-expression, interactions and language use with peers and adults, and emergent literacy and numeracy development will be documented in weekly curriculum plans. Plans will be inclusive of children with disabilities. Plans will support the continuing development of the child’s home language and support the child’s acquisition of the English Language at home and in the classroom. Opportunities for learning in the child’s home language will be provided, to the extent feasible.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.21(a)(4),1304.21(c)(1),1304.21(c)(2).
It was approved by Policy Council on April 8, 1997, December 12, 2000
Updated July 7,1999. November 15, 2000. June 2008. June 2009. November 2012. August 2013
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