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