Early Head Start Resources

Kaplan Early Learning Company is proud to support Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships that promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development through family-centered services. Kaplan provides high-quality learning environments that support children's growth in language, literacy, math, science, social-emotional functioning, creative arts, and beyond. Our aim is to help all Early Head Start and Child Care Partnership grantees promote the development of young children, while enabling parents to thoroughly engage in learning approaches and move toward self-sufficiency. Have specific grant questions? Contact our Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Grant hotline: 1-800-334-2014, ext. 3478

For more information about how we can help you meet the needs of your Early Head Start or Child Care Partnership, please browse the tabs listed below. For more information on Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships, click here.

Curriculum & Assessment

Curriculum Resources:
Learn Every Day™ :The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Learn Every Day™ :The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Item: 29073
Status: In Stock
$149.95
This program is packed with tips, advice, strategies, and hundreds of activities to help you provide nurturing environments for infants, toddlers, and twos. The program includes two music CDs by award-winning composer Maryann Mar. Harman. This three-book set contains a foundation guide, and more than 1,000 activities for infants, toddlers, and twos. Written by experts in the field of early learning, this program provides advice on infant development, working with children who have special needs,… More »
Beyond Cribs & Rattles - 1st Edition - 2005
Beyond Cribs & Rattles - 1st Edition - 2005
Item: 39504
Status: In Stock
$49.95
Developed by Pamela Phelps, PhD and the Center for Childhood Research and Training in Tallahassee, FL, this manual provides caregivers of infants and toddlers knowledge about the creating and implementation of loving, playful, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. ISBN 978-0-88076-622-7.

Assessment Resources:
DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers - DECA-I/T - Kit
DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers - DECA-I/T - Kit
Item: 16139
Status: In Stock
$229.95
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers is a premier tool for assessing protective factors and screening for potential risks in the social and emotional development of very young children. It includes 50 record forms (20 Infant and 30 Toddler), Strategies Guide, User Guide, Set of 5 reproducible Parent Teacher Masters, 20 Parent Strategy Guides (For Now & Forever), 3 Adult Resilience Journals (Building Your Bounce) and Forms CD. This assessment is standardized, norm-referenced,… More »
Early Learning Accomplishment Profile - E-LAP™ - Kit
Early Learning Accomplishment Profile - E-LAP™ - Kit
Item: 13649
Status: In Stock
$349.95
Birth - 36 months. A criterion-referenced instrument measuring development in 6 domains. E-LAP™ is appropriate for all children, including those with disabilities. The instrument is excellent for Early Head Start Programs and effective for communicating and collaborating with parents about their children's progress. Includes scoring sheets appropriate for summarizing results 3 times each year. Kit includes materials necessary for assessing 20 children. Additional manuals and scoring books available.
CLASS® Manual - Toddler - English
CLASS® Manual - Toddler - English
Item: 26057
Status: In Stock
$65.00
The highly anticipated toddler version of the CLASS® tool is here -- providing early childhood programs with an accurate, reliable way to assess effective classrooms. For use with children from 15 - 36 months, this standardized observation tool measures the effectiveness of interactions between teachers and children, a primary ingredient of early educational experiences that prepare children for future school success. Spiral-bound, 80 pages.
ITERS-R™ Spiral Bound
ITERS-R™ Spiral Bound
Item: 10308
Status: In Stock
$25.95
This revised version offers practical assistance in the form of Notes for Clarification and an Expanded Score Sheet to simplify scoring. The items and indicators are the same as in the original version. Assess the quality of infant and toddler classrooms and enhance program development with charts detailing levels of quality from inadequate to excellent. Explanatory notes appear on facing pages. Scoring sheets and ITERS-R™ Profile included.
Other Assessments:
Ages and Stages (ASQ) Carolina Development Profile

Classroom Materials

Early Head Start Classroom Lists:
Rating Scale Classroom Lists:

Playground

Take the worry out of the playground installation process with our moveable playground equipment! With over 20 playground items and accessories that can be easily relocated, our Playgrounds by Kaplan team can design an outdoor classroom that fits your program's needs today and in the future. Have peace of mind knowing your playground equipment can be relocated if needed.

If you would like to learn more about the high-quality, developmentally appropriate playground products and the various installation services we have to offer, please reach out to your local Kaplan representative for assistance.

Infant Belly Swing
Infant Belly Swing
Item: 49891
Ships From Manufacturer
$632.00
6 months & up. Infant belly swing.
Climb N Crawl
Climb N Crawl - Hard Platform (without anchors)
Item: 49446
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,710.00
6 - 23 months. Climb N Crawl.
Cruise-a-Long
Cruise-a-Long (Blue ComfyTuff Platform)
Item: 49633
Ships From Manufacturer
$1,889.00
6 - 23 months. Cruise-a-Long combines creative and fun elements of development for children under two years old. Hand holds throughout provides suopport. Available in natural or primary colors.
Tot Tree
Tot Tree
Item: 96616
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,675.00
9 - 24 months. This enchanted unit encourages social interaction and exploration for up to 10 children. It is loaded with hidden objects and play events. Easy to supervise.
First Play Infant Center
First Play Infant Center
Item: 48207
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,470.00
First Play Infant Center
Mushroom Cottage
Mushroom Cottage
Item: 48458
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,279.00
9 months - 2 years. Whimsical Mushroom Cottage comes fully assembled and can be used indoors or outdoors. Encourages and develops gross motor, cognitive, and social skills.
Discovery Center Super Sprout
Discovery Center Super Sprout without Roof
Item: PL204
Ships From Manufacturer
$1,999.00
6 - 23 months. Discovery center without roof.
Discovery Center Super Sprout with Roof
Discovery Center Super Sprout with Roof
Item: PL205
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,499.00
6 - 23 months. Discovery center with roof.
Discovery Center Seedling without Roof
Discovery Center Seedling without Roof
Item: 49898
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,799.00
6 - 23 months. Discovery center seedling without roof.
Discovery Center Seedling with Roof
Discovery Center Seedling with Roof
Item: 49899
Ships From Manufacturer
$3,299.00
6 - 23 months. Discovery center seedling with roof.
Discovery Center Sapling
Discovery Center Sapling
Item: PL327
Ships From Manufacturer
$3,999.00
Discovery Center Sapling
First Play Toddler 3
First Play Toddler 3
Item: 48836
Ships From Manufacturer
$2,699.00
6 - 23 months. First Play Toddler 3. Eight stakes required.
First Play Toddler 5
First Play Toddler 5
Item: 49769
Ships From Manufacturer
$3,799.00
6 - 23 months. First Play Toddler 5. Ten stakes required.
First Play Anchor Stake
First Play Anchor Stake
Item: 72221
Ships From Manufacturer
$12.00
First Play Anchor Stake. Eight (8) anchor stakes are required for First Play Toddler 3 (item #48836), and ten (10) anchor stakes are required for First Play Toddler 5 (item #49769).
Picnic Table
Picnic Table
Item: 49469
Ships From Manufacturer
$489.00
Picnic Table, 36"L x 34"W x 16"H (110 lbs.)
Ergo-Eco Bench
Ergo-Eco Bench
Item: 49468
Ships From Manufacturer
$300.00
Preschool Bench - Weight: 75 lbs.
Preschool Bench
Preschool Bench
Item: 49463
Ships From Manufacturer
$238.00
Preschool Bench - 4' Long - 62 lbs.
Heavy Duty Preschool Table
Heavy Duty Preschool Table
Item: 48983
Ships From Manufacturer
$431.00
Heavy Duty Preschool Table - Seat: 12"H - Table 20"H
Square Tot Table
Square Tot Table
Item: 72046
Ships From Manufacturer
$913.00
2 - 5 years, up to 12 children. 68" X 68" - 228 lbs.
Jr. Table
Jr. Table
Item: 11723
Ships From Manufacturer
$825.00
2 - 5 years, up to 8 children. 44" X 47" - 85 lbs.

Training

Online Professional Development

Online learning topics are available for access from any computer with an internet connection. Your staff can train during the day or any other time that is convenient to their schedule. Certificates are available for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and approved state training hours. See our full online professional development lineup.

On-Site Professional Development

From family engagement to playful explorations, we offer professional development trainings in a wide range of topics to meet the needs of your Early Head Start program. Learn more about our on-site professional development offerings for Early Head Start programs.

Customized Professional Development Programs

If you're interested in doing a series of on-site professional development trainings, we can customize a program to fit your needs. Whether it is a one day session, mini-conference, six sessions over several months, a full year of trainings, or somewhere in-between, we'll meet the specific needs of your staff and program. Our training options cover multiple topics concerning various age groups.

See an example of a customized yearlong professional development program here.

To get started creating a customized professional development program, call us at 1-800-334-2014 or email us at [email protected].

Delivery

Kaplan's K-Truck Delivery and Setup Team has the special knowledge and experience needed to properly set up classrooms and create the most effective, inspiring learning environments for infants and toddlers.

Our experienced delivery and installations team will unload the K-Truck, place boxes in correct rooms, remove packaging, assemble furniture and larger products, and give a status report. Other services, such as freight, arranging classroom furniture, and putting product on shelves, can be arranged through your Kaplan representative.

Kaplan offers K-Truck deliveries for new centers, old center renovations, classroom additions, churches, public schools, and much more. You must have a Certificate of Occupancy and all required permits in place per local regulations for Kaplan to deliver products and enter the premises.

If you are considering using the K-Truck delivery service, please try to order at least 60 days in advance so we can best meet your needs. For more information about Kaplan's K-Truck Delivery and Setup Team, contact your local Kaplan representative.

Alignments

Early Head Start

Early Head Start Correlations

Delaware

Learn Every Day - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos Alignments

Iowa

Iowa Infant and Toddler

Illinois

Illinois Appendix B

Ohio

E-LAP Ohio 2014