Head Start Child Development and Learning Framework
The Framework provides Head Start and other early childhood programs with a description of the developmental building blocks that are most important for a child’s school and long-term success.
What SAI Provides
Storytelling Arts, Inc. provides learning experiences for teachers and students to meet the Framework’s Domains by incorporating the oral storytelling tradition into the current curriculum.
We successfully, skillfully and artfully address these Domain Elements.
Literacy Knowledge and Skills – book appreciation and phonological awareness
Language Development – receptive language and expressive language
Approaches to Learning – cooperation, persistence & attentiveness
Creative Arts Expression – music, creative movement & dance, art, drama
Social & Emotional Development – self regulation and social relationships
Physical Development & Health – gross motor skills, fine motor skills, health knowledge & practice
Social Studies Knowledge & Skills – people & the environment
Science Knowledge & Skills – conceptual knowledge of the natural & physical world.
Mathematics Knowledge & Skills – number relationships, spatial sense, patterns, measurement & Comparison
Logic & Reasoning – reasoning and problem solving
English Language Development – receptive English language skills, expressive
English language skills, engagement in English literacy activities
With the multi-cultural aspect of storytelling, students can also come to understand and appreciate other perspectives and cultures.
Find out more about the Head Start Development and Learning Framework