Head Start Case Studies

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (CAPNA)

“I would highly recommend using the CLASS tool and working with Teachstone. My advice is to jump in with both feet and go for it! It’s always beneficial to use the CLASS tool—it builds awareness of what’s effective.”

Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation (SKCDC)

“We needed to move from a monitoring mindset to a focus on teacher-child interactions as an indicator of quality along with the Office of Head Start. To make this shift, we knew we’d need help and buy-in at all levels of our organization, especially if we were going to provide meaningful time for staff to engage in CLASS-based professional development and build sustainable skills.”

Plaza de la Raza

“The CLASS tool has helped us focus the support we provide to teachers so they can focus the support they provide to children. We now see teachers talking more intentionally with children. More teachers are moving away from rote instruction and individualizing their interactions to help children learn more.”