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Supporting Head Start and Early Head Start

As a longtime Head Start supporter and one of your biggest fans, Lakeshore is always here to help! We offer a variety of free resources to support the needs of Head Start and Early Head Start programs—and the children and families who depend on you.

Questions or suggestions? Contact us at lakeshore@lakeshorelearning.com!
educational software
We’ve aligned our educational software to the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

Our exclusive software titles captivate early learners and help them master core concepts—while having fun!

  • For interactive whiteboards and computers (Mac/PC)
  • Easy for teachers—no training required
  • Available for immediate download or as a CD-ROM
  • Purchase for one computer or five computers


Numbers & Counting Adventures
Interactive Activities
Pre K–1st grade


Circle Time Interactive Activity Center
Pre K–Kindergarten


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custom materials kits

Lakeshore offers specialized kits that are perfect for use in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs—all packed with targeted materials that promote child development, enhance the learning process and help teachers organize their classrooms!



This all-in-one kit includes a huge variety of tools to organize and manage the classroom—from creating a print-rich environment to establishing daily routines!

The Children’s Home Society of Washington and Lakeshore created kits that combine current research in early brain development with fun activities and a variety of age-appropriate materials!

Combat childhood obesity and promote nutrition, physical activity and movement skills with this innovative kit designed in collaboration with Dr. Linda Carson!

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Help young children develop good dental habits—and build a foundation for oral health that can last throughout their lives! Developed in collaboration with Dr. Linda Carson, an expert in the field of child development.

Help children learn to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” with this all-inclusive toolbox! You get detailed instructions and carefully selected materials for dozens of imaginative activities.

Developed in collaboration with the CAEYC (California Association for the Education of Young Children), this kit is overflowing with hands-on materials that let you integrate nature exploration with 5 key subject areas: math, science, language, music and art.

Promote children’s social-emotional development by creating an anti-bias classroom that promotes a strong sense of self! Developed in collaboration with the TAEYC (Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children).

This comprehensive kit for 3- to 4-year-olds comes with all of the books, puzzles, storytelling materials, posters and art supplies you need to make your program an ideal environment for celebrating diversity.

Preschool assessment made simple! The Early Learning Scale (ELS) is an easy-to-use, observation-based performance assessment that provides a practical tool for assessing 3- to 5-year-olds’ progress toward school readiness.
rating scales and curriculums

These helpful resources make it easy to assess child care settings and early childhood classrooms, develop an appropriate classroom curriculum…and find teacher-tested furniture, equipment and educational supplies that meet specific needs.


Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale - Revised Edition

Provides an accurate assessment of child care settings.
Suggested Materials for Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale Suggested Materials for Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale

Aligned to rating categories found in the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale - Revised Edition (ITERS-R)

Download in PDF format.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Revised Edition

Provides an effective assessment of early childhood environments.
Suggested Materials for Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Suggested Materials for Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

Aligned to rating categories found in the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Revised Edition (ECERS-R)

Download in PDF format.
Assessments & Accreditation

Whether you’re seeking accreditation for a new program or a higher rating for an existing one, this free service from Lakeshore is exactly what you’re looking for. Our expert consultants create comprehensive proposals—including materials lists and floor plans—for hundreds of programs every year.

Contact us at lakeshore@lakeshorelearning.com to learn how we can help your program meet its goals!
complete classrooms®

Opening a classroom or expanding your program? Lakeshore can help! We’re a full-service provider—offering free design, delivery and setup with your order. We’ll help you create a Complete Classroom® that fits your space, number of children and budget.

Need something different for your program? We can create customized classroom proposals and materials lists that meet your exact specifications—for FREE! Just call (800) 421-5354 or e-mail lakeshore@lakeshorelearning.com.


Early Head Start Infants

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Early Head Start
Toddlers

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Head Start Preschool

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Head Start Bilingual/
ELL Preschool

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links and online resources
The Head Start Path to Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood programs (Click here to download the PDF.)
National Head Start Association (www.nhsa.org)
Early Head Start National Resource Center (www.ehsnrc.org)
Office of Head Start (www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/)
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/)
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (www.naeyc.org)
Dimensions Foundation (www.dimensionsfoundation.org)
Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org)
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