CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia., November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Teachstone, pioneering developer of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASSÂ®) included in assessment and quality improvement systems in 23 states and used by Head Start programs nationwide, announced today the release of “Meaningful interactions at home” a suite of resources designed to help families with young children turn everyday moments into opportunities for their children to learn, grow and engage.
âMeaningful interactions are at the heart of great learning experiences for children. And, now more than ever, children need our support, both in the classroom and at home, âsaid the CEO and co-founder of Teachstone. Brigitte Hamre. âTeachstone is excited to help families discover new ways to reinforce their child’s learning in the context of everyday moments and to see themselves as an active teacher in their child’s life. “
Over 200 research studies have shown that children in classrooms with more effective teacher-student interactions, as measured by CLASS, improved literacy and math outcomes, as well as increased social and cognitive skills. The impact of high-quality adult-child interactions is evident even in basic physiological responses. Research has found decreased cortisol levels in students in classrooms with higher emotional support measures, meaning they experience less stress than their peers in less supportive learning environments on the job. emotional level.
Meaningful interactions at home give families and caregivers access to the same evidence-based strategies teachers use every day to support a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Meaningful Interactions at Home, aimed at families with children up to the age of 4, includes a one-hour virtual workshop designed for families and facilitated by an expert CLASSÂ®, an online platform that hosts the workshop live, and on demand, a promotional toolkit for aid providers to advertise the offer to their families and a suite of materials to send home, such as craft supplies, to support the home engagement.
It is now available for early childhood education and care providers to purchase for the families they serve. Learn more about Meaningful interactions at home.
TeachstoneÂ® was founded in 2008 to provide the Classroom Assessment Scoring SystemÂ® nationally and globally. Developed through years of research, the CLASSÂ® observation tool measures interactions between teachers and children, which have been shown to promote lifelong learning and success. CLASS, adopted as part of the Federal Head Start monitoring protocol in 2010, is used to assess the effectiveness of teacher-student interactions. Teachstone’s CLASS tool is making a difference in classrooms in 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.teachstone.com.
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