Better Together.

HEAD START & CLASS®

In our view, Head Start educators are superheroes.  Each day you uphold the promise of Head Start – that every child , regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential.

But every superhero needs a superpower. That’s CLASS®. Through the proven power of interactions, together we can give every child the opportunity to experience life-changing teaching.

Thank you, Head Start Educators!

We applaud you for all you do to care for and educate the littlest and most vulnerable learners. We see you. And, we recognize the difference each and every one of you make during Head Start Month, and every other day of the year.

We’re here to help you support your mission in helping every child reach their full potential.

Join us for an upcoming Head Start webinar series, connect with peers in the CLASS® Community, and take advantage of special offerings just for Head Start!

Nominate a Head Start Educator!

Do you want to share your story or nominate an outstanding teacher? Let us know here or use the #myHeadStart hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to share your Head Start story and learn more about the heroes supporting our youngest learners.

Head Start Resources

[Webinar] The Heart of Great Teaching in Head Start

On October 20, at 3 p.m. EDT, join us to learn about the keys to helping children succeed in your Head Start program. We’ll discuss strategies for building stronger relationships and tips for driving impact.
Register

[Webinar] Building Confidence and Consistency in Your Head Start Program

On November 9, at 3 p.m. EDT, join us to discuss ways to stay consistent in your teaching practice and how to feel more confident throughout the school year.
Register

[Webinar] What to Expect in 2022: CLASS & Head Start

On December 14, at 3 p.m. EDT, join us to hear our CLASS consultants share more about what to expect with CLASS in Head Start. Submit your questions ahead of time!
Register

The CLASS® Learning Community

Join over 25,000 educators and leaders in discussion and sharing of best practices and reflections. Gain access to special content, share your own resources, and extend your learning and professional network.
Join the Community

Share Your Story!

Do you want to share your story or nominate an outstanding teacher? Let us know by filling out this form. And, use the #myHeadStart hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to share your Head Start story and learn more about the heroes supporting our youngest learners.
Nominate an Educator

[Blog] News from the Office of Head Start

Teachstone stands behind OHS as they pivot plans in order to keep children, educators, and observers safe during the pandemic.
Read More

[Webinar] CLASS® from The Source: Why Interactions Matter

Co-founder of the CLASS and Chief Impact Officer at Teachstone,  Dr. Bridget Hamre, discusses Why Interactions Matter and what the research says about interactions.
Watch On-Demand

[Webinar] CLASS® from The Source: Why Coaching Matters

This webinar is focused on coaching teachers through a CLASS lens to improve teacher child interactions and strengthen outcomes for children. Coaching is critical to professional development and this hour helps coaches strengthen their practice.
Watch On-Demand

[Webinar] CLASS® from The Source: Why Instructional Support Matters

So much of our work happens in those teachable moments. This webinar focuses on the specifics of Instructional Support and provides guidance and strategies for coaches and teachers to support children’s learning.
Watch On-Demand

Free 1-Month CLASS® Video Library Subscription

In recognition and in celebration of all you do, we’re offering a free, one-month subscription to the CLASS® Video Library to Head Start educators. Within this library you’ll find videos featuring real classrooms, real teachers, and real children and can see meaningful interactions in action. This special access is only available during the month of October, so secure your free subscription today!

And, to help you make the most out of your access, we’ve created a free Pre-K Video Library Tip Sheet. Use this guide to help you connect these quality interactions to the Goals of the Early Learning Outcomes Framework and to your daily routines.

Special Savings for Extraordinary Educators

The power of Head Start educators is extraordinary. Each day, you have the opportunity to shape our littlest learners’ perceptions of themselves, their world, and their educational experiences to come. 

To help you make the most of your impact, we’re offering special savings on supports focused on what matters most — effective, meaningful, and intentional interactions. Take advantage of these special savings available till the end of the year.

Integrating Interactions

Integrating Interactions includes:

This curated bundle is designed to build teacher’s confidence and ability to intentionally recognize, integrate, and engage in quality interactions across the day.

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper includes:

This intentional bundle is designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of CLASS® dimensions and ability to intentionally plan for and integrate quality interactions across the day.

Expanding Expertise

Expanding Expertise includes:

This enhanced bundle is designed to offer personalized support from a CLASS® expert to help any teacher strengthen their practice by expanding expertise on quality interactions.

Connect with your CLASS® consultant today to unlock Head Start exclusive savings!

CLASS® is Key

While there are many teacher assessment and professional development solutions available, only CLASS provides teachers the research-proven insights, skills, and strategies they need to improve the most critical component of teaching quality—interactions. We have worked with Head Start programs all over the country and we can help you build a system of continuous quality improvement in your program -- and the CLASS tool is key. CLASS helps:
Prepare and Develop Teachers
Build a Baseline of Knowledge across your Program
Equip Your Coaches

What else to know about CLASS?

More than 200 research studies have proven that children in classrooms with stronger teacher-child interactions have better social and academic outcomes. Want to learn more about meaningful interactions? Check out these easy-to-ready resources that can support effective teaching practices. 

Office of Head Start and Teachstone Launch CLASS Video Pilot

Learn more about our exciting new pilot with the Office of Head Start. We are excited to partner with Head Start programs to develop innovative and reliable methods of collecting CLASS data via video.

Want to learn more about how we can help your Head Start program succeed?

Contact us to connect with a CLASS consultant who can help you meet your goals with solutions that fit your budget.