Belmont County Head Start uses Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on children responding to their individual learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. It is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework as well as Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
Each child is given the Dial 4 screening (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning – Fourth Edition) before or within 45 days of the first day of school. This screening instrument examines motor, concepts, and language development and is designed to determine whether a child is developing within the average range for his/her age or whether there is some indication of a possible delay in his/her development.