School Readiness

NHSA and The Zoo in The Classroom: Head Start’s Birthday Party with Farm Animals

Head Start’s Birthday Party with Farm Animals focused on learning about our bodies and the five senses. Recording: Resources: The Smithsonian Institution is proud to partner with the National Head Start Association to bring together resources from seven Smithsonian museums to support initiative and curiosity, language and communication, and exploration and discovery in Head Start classrooms nationwide! There’s more than…

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Recording: STEM Learning in the Garden

The recording: STEM Learning in the Garden will leave excited to try these practical ideas for digging into STEM through gardening!

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Recording: Spring Garden Storytime

The Spring Garden Storytime was brought to you by NHSA in the Classroom, KidsGardening, and ScottsMiracle-Gro.

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STEM Learning in the Garden

Recording: Sensory Gardens

In this recording of Sensory Gardens, we’ll share five specific activities to use in a garden or greenspace to help young children integrate and organize their senses, as well as tips and tricks for managing challenging sensory-related behaviors.

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Recording: Inspiring Curiosity and Wonder with the Smithsonian

The recording of Inspiring Curiosity and Wonder provides great resources that are easily implemented in any learning environment.

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NHSA And The Zoo In The Classroom: Me, You, and Elephants Too!

“Me, You, and Elephants Too!” means learning Identity, Culture and Community through the experience of observing elephants from Smithsonian’s National Zoo!

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NHSA and the Zoo in the Classroom: Cheetahs

“Pre-Math with Cheetahs” means counting with colorful critters as fun and engaging way to learn pre-math concepts! 

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Webinar: Coding Readiness for Head Start

The webinar recording for “Coding Readiness” shares more information about the partnership, a broad overview of the opportunities and more.

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Webinar: Fall Garden Storytime

Teachers can use the interactive story recording and supplemental Fall Garden Storytime resources to build a really fun lesson!

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Head Start Advantage: Child Welfare

Toolkit: School Readiness and the Every Student Succeeds Act