Making it Work! Connecting Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Classrooms and Communities with the HSCDELF

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Making It Work! is a planning process that supports American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start programs to teach their language and culture while meeting Head Start requirements. Programs can use this free, online suite of tools related to the process to: connect traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and life ways to the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework; create cultural lessons that engage families and communities; include documentation of children’s progress using your program’s assessment process; and match children’s interests and needs to create individualized lesson plans for each child and small groups. The process is designed for teaching 3- to 5-year-olds and can also be easily adapted for children birth to 3.


Staff from the Head Start National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness at EDC

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