Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, released in 2000, assists Head Start Programs in assessing and planning activities for children. Child Outcomes are skills that research indicates are important for preschool children to obtain prior to entering kindergarten.

The domains within Outcome Frameworks are:

  • Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Health and Development

Children will be taught many different skills from these eight subject areas in the Head Start Performance Standards. NWAHSHS staff will monitor children’s progress in all areas and will administer assessments at the beginning, the middle of the year, and again at the end of the year. The teacher will also monitor children’s progress throughout the year with samples of their work and observing their classroom behavior.

For more information on child outcomes please visit:

http://www.hsnrc.org/CDI/pdfs/UGCOF.pdf http://www.headstartinfo.org/leaders_guideeng/part2c.htm