Monday, February 1, 2016

Galileo G3 Alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

The Galileo G3 scales alignment with the new framework is now available. Head Start recently released the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five. The new framework outlines and describes the skills and behaviors that programs should foster in all children, including infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. ATI has completed an analysis of the new framework and determined the Galileo G3 assessment scales for children ages birth through 5 provided by ATI to early childhood programs are aligned with, and reflect the scope and intent of, the framework. ATI has developed a detailed document illustrating the alignment of the Galileo G3 scales with the Head Start framework.

The Galileo G3 scales are included in Galileo Pre-K Online, a comprehensive assessment, curriculum, and reporting system which links planning, individualization, outcome documentation, and program enhancement. The reliable and valid G3 scales form the basis for the comprehensive Galileo curriculum as well as the integrated Galileo assessment tools by defining research-based and empirically-based developmental sequences (progression) in five age ranges: birth to 8 months, 8 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years, and 3 through 5 years. The G3 scales provide a wide variety of knowledge areas composed of 12 developmental domains in the G3 scales for children 3 through 5 years and 5 developmental domains for children birth to 3 years old.

Since 1987, Galileo Pre-K Online has been successfully implemented by Head Start, Early Head Start, public school, preschool, and proprietary early childhood programs. Galileo Pre-K Online is currently used in early childhood programs to support a collaborative, data-driven, and goal-directed approach to promoting positive outcomes for children. We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting Head Start and all partner programs offering stimulating learning experiences for young children and preparing them to be ready for school. 

View the G3 alignment to the Head Start framework here.

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