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Head Start on Science

Workshop Schedule

This school year, look for our presentations at the EC-STEM, CA-HSA, and CAEYC conferences and our Saturday workshops at LACOE. Our next summer institute will be held on June 25-29, 2018. Read more about our summer institute.

For LACOE Teachers

Read about upcoming A Head Start on Science opportunities just for LACOE Teachers [PDF].

How to Order the Teacher's Guide

A Head Start on Science Teachers Guide

Many of you have asked us how copies of the "A Head Start on Science" Teachers Guide, now published by NSTA Press, can be purchased. For your convenience, ordering information and an order form are now available.

Teacher's Guide Alignment

The Teacher's Guide is now aligned with California Preschool Learning Foundations. View the alignment of A Head Start on Science activities with the Scientific Inquiry, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences strands of the California Preschool Learning Foundations.

Our Advanced Teacher's Guide

A Head Start on Life Science

A Head Start on LIFE Science expands activities from our initial A Head Start on Science Teacher's Guide into inquiry-based, integrated lessons – with connections to Reading, Writing, Math, Dramatic Play, Sensory Table, Art, and more - helping you to make science central to all parts of your school day. Available online from NSTA.

HSOS at CA-Head Start Association

A handout about Bill Strait's recent "snail presentation" is available.

Head Start on Science Research

A summary of findings from several HSOS research studies is available.

Dr. Bill Ritz, Founder of HSOS

Read about Dr. Ritz and the 20 year history of A Head Start on Science project at CSULB.