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NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will implement a developmentally appropriate, research-based early childhood curricula that aligns with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and will include additional curricular enhancements as appropriate.



  1. The resources needed to support the implementation of the curriculum are:
    1. The Creative Curriculum 5th Edition,
    2. Child Plus Desired Results Developmental Profile
    3. Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (ELOF)
    4. National Head Start S.T.E.P. Teacher’s Manual
    5. Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards
    6. Conscious Discipline
    7. Creating the School Family
    8. Transportation Safety Education Curriculum
    9. Talking about Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum
    10. Roots and Wings
    11. Many Languages One Classroom
    12. Ages and Stages Learning Activities
    13. Head Start Dental Health Curriculum
    14. More than Letters, More than Magnets, More than Counting, More than Painting, More than Singing, Much More than Counting
    15. Head Start Nutrition Education Curriculum
  2. Staff will follow the Lesson Plan Policy when creating learning experiences for children.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.32
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   8/23/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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