About Teaching Strategies

Our Company

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company. We serve the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten.

Teaching Strategies was founded in 1988 by Diane Trister Dodge, a former preschool teacher and leading voice and visionary in early childhood education. The company began in Diane's basement, with a filmstrip and the first edition of The Creative Curriculum®—a product that would later become the most widely used preschool curriculum throughout the country.

Today, Teaching Strategies has more than 80 employees and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. The staff is made up of experienced educators, policy experts, and business administrators who are completely dedicated to the field of early childhood education. Our products and services have expanded to encompass curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection, and are widely distributed across the country and around the world. We are pleased to be considered the leading provider of high-quality early education resources in the United States today.

Our Mission

At Teaching Strategies we are dedicated to providing the most effective early education resources. Why? Because a child's first 6 years form a critical foundation for her future successes. And we believe that early childhood educators play an important role as children's door openers—in school and in life.

Our Values

At Teaching Strategies, our five core values reflect what we believe in and drive everything we do.

Innovative: We incorporate the latest research into a fresh approach to teaching and learning that is both practical and cutting-edge.

Responsive: We plan our products and services to address the day-to-day realities of today's educator.

Collaborative: We work together across many disciplines to create comprehensive solutions for early childhood programs.

Respectful: We deeply respect our colleagues in the field by creating resources that support their professional and individual growth and recognize the important role they play in children's lives.

Ethical: We are a socially conscious company that conducts business with personal and professional integrity.