We believe that all children deserve a nurturing, engaging, and high-quality learning environment designed to support their unique needs throughout the critical, formative years.

At Teaching Strategies, we help early childhood educators build this environment and provide the foundation for success for every child by connecting teachers, children, and families to inspired teaching and learning experiences, informative data, and stronger partnerships through the leading early learning platform and solutions.

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Our leadership consists of a diverse group of professionals—each with a passion for supporting educators and helping children become creative and confident lifelong learners.


15 Million
Children served over the last 10 years
Classrooms since 2018
of Head Start programs
of the largest districts

Unmatched Innovation

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The ONLY comprehensive connected learning ecosystem for early childhood.

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Launch of the first-of-its-kind Distance Learning Solution for early childhood.

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Addition of the popular, active family engagement system—ReadyRosie.

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Launch of our online IACET accredited professional development library.

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Launch of GOLD- a first-of-its-kind online assessment solution.

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Introduction of the first study-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

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After 4 years in development, Teaching Strategies launches The Development Continuum for Ages 3-4—a first-of-its-kind resource to track children’s developmental progress that would become the foundation for GOLD.

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Unable to gain the interest of a publisher, founder Diane Dodge self-publishes an early edition of The Creative Curriculum® and her filmstrip, Room Arrangement as a Teaching Strategy—the first products of Teaching Strategies.

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Diane Dodge (founder of Teaching Strategies) becomes the Education Coordinator for a Head Start program in Mississippi. She is tasked with setting up the education program for 900 children and training the program’s teachers.

Diane develops her own curriculum materials and prints them on a mimeograph machine for the teachers in her program.

Our Partners

Teaching Strategies partners with innovative, mission-driven organizations that share our deep commitment to early learning and education. Our partnerships allow us to enhance and expand the scope and quality of our connected ecosystem to positively impact outcomes for children everywhere.


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At Teaching Strategies, the work we do together has a wide-reaching impact. By empowering and inspiring early childhood educators and providing them with the support they need, we’re improving the quality of education for young children everywhere and helping them to become lifelong creative and confident thinkers.

Join us and help change the future of early childhood education.

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Teaching Strategies Cares

Teaching Strategies Cares (TS Cares) is a voluntary, employee-led group creating community service opportunities for our employees. Past events include coat drives, book drives, food drives, as well as outfitting select private childcare facilities with free curriculum resources.

TS Cares is focused on impacting children and families in our local communities by providing them with some of the necessary resources to be successful in life.


The Pillars Christian Learning Centers, a Texas-based private child care program that provides faith-focused academic excellence to families, announced it is partnering with Teaching Strategies to ensure high-quality early childhood education in 80 classrooms, serving about 1,300 children birth through age 5. The partnership will give all early childhood educators within The Pillars network access to a connected ecosystem of research-based tools and resources designed to support high-quality, developmentally appropriate classroom instruction tailored to the children they serve; to engage families in their child's learning directly connected to the classroom experiences; and to grow in their profession no matter their level of experience.
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Teaching Strategies has unveiled a first-of-its-kind curriculum tailored specifically to California’s expanding universal transitional kindergarten program, which aims to build a bridge from preschool to kindergarten for close to 3 million children under the age of 5. The new curriculum, built in close partnership with California educators, builds on Teaching Strategies’ widely-recognized Creative Curriculum but is aligned to California’s early learning guidelines. The curriculum is paired with observational assessments that measure how well children are mastering academic and social skills, professional development for educators, and tools to keep families engaged in their child’s learning–all in one, easy-to-use digital platform.
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North Carolina is making it easier for aspiring and current early childhood teachers to get classroom experience and college credit to meet the state’s growing child care needs. Among other offerings, the state recently announced anyone working in a licensed child care program is eligible to enroll in free coursework to earn a Child Development Associate®️ (CDA) certificate through Teaching Strategies’ Professional Development Teacher Membership.
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