Early Childhood Education
Curriculum & Assessment
The HighScope Preschool Curriculum
Beginning with the Perry Preschool Study, HighScope revolutionized early childhood education with a new approach to teaching and learning. Research-based and child-focused, the HighScope Curriculum uses a carefully designed process — called "active participatory learning" — to achieve powerful, positive outcomes.
The HighScope Preschool Curriculum integrates social-emotional learning content with other academic areas and allows children daily opportunities to practice skills such as emotional self-regulation and problem-solving. Teachers further support social development by helping children learn how to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of HighScope programs. By making plans and following through on their intentions, children are taking the first step in the learning process and constructing their own knowledge through interactions with the world around them.