Iheoma Iruka, Ph.D.
Research Professor & Director The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This brief provides lessons learned and policy strategies to strengthen the inclusion of ideal learning approaches in Head Start programming. The report pulls from a series of conversations between 7-10 Head Start providers who use ideal learning approaches (the Ideal Learning Head Start Network) and focuses on multiple issues, including: funding, child assessments, program quality, teacher and administration training, and guidance and support from outside community organizations.
If you are a current Head Start provider using an ideal learning-aligned early childhood approach, or if you would like to be, please reach out!