Head Start/ECEAP classrooms are rich environments for learning. The teaching staff is well trained in early childhood education and they carefully plan for each child. Classrooms are set up with learning centers so that children can engage in hands-on learning with support from adults in the classroom. Typical learning centers include:
The learning environment also extends onto the playground, on the bus, and on field trips. Teachers plan a curriculum that takes each child's interests, strengths, needs and cultural background into account and covers all these developmental domains:
Children's progress in all these areas is tracked throughout the year. Each child has individual learning goals developed by the parent and teacher. Parents are always welcome in classrooms and have an opportunity to help develop curriculum and learning goals for their children. Parents may also extend classroom learning by doing parent/child activities at home and reading or telling stories daily.