Key IconTraining for Staff on a Variety of Topics

Businessman-Presenting-in-Fron-70132903.jpg We provide highly interactive and practice-based training for Teaching Staff, Home Visitors, Family Service Workers, Center Directors and Management Teams.  We utilize a “learning by doing” training methodology.  Our trainings are highly interactive and include a lot of discussion and hands-on activities, including pair and share, small group activities, role pays, question and answer sessions and interactive exercises.  This results in high impact learning, in which the training participants can take back the information that they learned and implement it immediately.          

Below is a list of our training topics. As all of our trainings are custom designed to meet your program’s specific needs, we can design training for you that combines several training topics.

Please contact us for more information.

Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other

Teaching Staff

  • Becoming trauma informed
  • Best practices to school readiness
  • Brain development
  • Building a child’s mind: Intentionality in center time
  • Building successful relationships with parents
  • Building trust with families
  • Bully-proofing your classroom
  • Child-directed teaching & learning
  • CLASS (Increase CLASS scores)
  • Creating high quality classrooms
  • Engaging learners through intentional teaching
  • Environment as the 3rd teacher
  • Facilitating small group instruction
  • Family-style meals
  • Fostering social/emotional development
  • Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
  • Health, nutrition and mental health activities in the classroom
  • Individualization
  • Interpreting data to drive instruction 
  • Managing children’s challenging behaviors
  • Math in the early childhood classroom
  • Maximizing transitions in the classroom
  • Movement activities – inside & outside
  • Music as a learning opportunity
  • Play: An essential in the lives of young children
  • Positive teacher/child interactions
  • Preventing power struggles
  • Promoting language & learning
  • Questioning children to increase their learning
  • Science in the early childhood classroom
  • Successfully Managing Children’s Challenging Behaviors
  • Supporting children with special needs
  • Working with Dual Language Learners
  • Writing in the early childhood classroom
  • Writing in-depth & individualized lesson plans & anecdotal notes
Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other

Family Service Workers 

  • Adult education techniques
  • Building successful relationships with families
  • Case management
  • Closing the circle: Linking families to services & resources
  • Communication & listening skills
  • Effective goal setting with families through Motivational Interviewing
  • Engaging fathers
  • Family Partnership Agreements
  • Hard conversations
  • Implementing the Parent, Family & Community Engagement Framework
  • Meaningful family engagement
  • Moving from helper to partner
  • Parental involvement
  • Setting & maintaining boundaries
  • Taking care of yourself & your families
  • Time management & Organizational skills
  • Working with challenging families
Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other

Home Visitors 

  • Adult education techniques
  • Brain development
  • Building strong relationships with families
  • Developing trust with families
  • Early literacy
  • Encouraging child development milestones
  • Engaging fathers
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Hard conversations
  • Healthy routines
  • Home as a child development environment
  • How to conduct a home visit
  • In the Door & On the Floor: Home Visits that Work
  • Observing parent/child interactions
Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other

Center Directors

  • Compliance monitoring
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Hard conversations
  • Implementing school readiness & family engagement at your center
  • Leadership development
  • Supervising your staff
  • Partnering with families
Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other

Other

  • Data-driven decision making
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentor Coaching training
  • Navigating change
  • New Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Professionalism in the Workplace
  • Reflect, Renew & Re-energize: Why we work with Head Start Children & Families
  • Reflective supervision
  • Supervising staff
  • Team building
  • The Building Blocks of Excellence
  • Time management & Organizational skills
Teaching Staff | Family Service Workers
Center Directors | Home Visitors | Other