Head Start REDI

An enrichment intervention integrated into the existing framework of Head Start programs using the High/Scope or Creative Curriculum.

The Head Start REDI program is designed as an enrichment intervention that can be integrated into the existing framework of Head Start programs that are already using the High/Scope or Creative Curriculum. The intervention is delivered by classroom teachers and integrated into their ongoing classroom programs. It includes curriculum-based lessons, center-based extension activities, and training and weekly classroom coaching in “teaching strategies” to use throughout the day. It is focused primarily on social-emotional skill enrichment using the PATHS Preschool curriculum and language/emergent literacy skill enrichment. Parents also receive take-home materials describing the importance of positive support, emotion coaching, and interactive reading, with parenting tips and learning activities to use at home. In addition, REDI-P (Bierman et al., 2015) adds parent training intended to extend benefits to children for a longer period through parental support.

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