Training For Head Start Staff

Our staff training is appropriate for your team, including:

  • Teaching Staff
  • Home Visitors
  • Family Service Workers
  • Center Directors
  • Management Teams

Highly Interactive Training

When we conduct staff training, we utilize a “learning by doing” approach. There is quite a bit of discussion going on and plenty of hands-on activities. We might pair up and share thoughts or conduct small group activities. We often role play – because this technique helps your staff work through specific topics. Our question and answer sessions are highly interactive! We answer questions, reinforce information and provide specific examples, all of which give your staff added confidence.

In short, our approach results in comprehension and immediate results. More information is transferred to real life situations and put into practice immediately.

Training Topics

Below is a list of our training topics. The topics are divided into the various roles of your staff. However, we understand that there may be some overlap. You can pick and choose the topics as needed, And, in fact, we are happy to design training for you that combines several training topics.

Please review the information below and contact us for more information.

Teaching Staff

  • Accidental Learning – Making it Part of the Plan
  • Baby Steps to School Readiness – Early Head Start training
  • Becoming Trauma Informed
  • Best Practices to School Readiness
  • Building a Child’s Mind: Intentionality in Center Time
  • Building Successful Relationships with Families
  • CLASS (Increase CLASS scores)
  • Classroom Organization – The “Well-Oiled Machine”
  • Creating High Quality Classrooms
  • Emotional Support to Foster Exploration and Learning
  • Engaging Learners Through Intentional Teaching
  • Facilitating Small Group Instruction
  • Fostering Social/Emotional Development
  • Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (HSELOF)
  • Increasing Your Instructional Support Scores – “Asking the Juicy Questions”
  • Individualization
  • Interpreting Data to Drive Instruction
  • Managing Children’s Challenging Behaviors
  • Positive Teacher/Child Interactions
  • Promoting Language & Learning
  • Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Working with Infants & Toddlers
  • Writing In-Depth & Individualized Lesson Plans & Anecdotal Notes

Family Service Workers

  • Adult Education Techniques
  • Building Your Professional Capacity: Self-Care
  • Case Management
  • Engaging Fathers
  • Family Partnership Agreements
  • How to Have Hard Conversations with Families
  • Implementing the Parent, Family & Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework
  • Meaningful Family Engagement
  • Time Management & Organizational skills
  • Motivational Interviewing to Build Effective Relationships with Parents
  • Working with Challenging Families

Home Visitors

  • Adult Education Techniques
  • Building Successful Relationships with Families
  • Early Literacy
  • Engaging Fathers
  • Healthy Routines
  • Home as a Learning Environment
  • In the Door & On the Floor: Home Visits that Work
  • Observing Parent/Child Interactions
  • Safety & Awareness
  • The Home Visitor as the Coach
  • Working with Challenging Families

Center Directors

  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • How to Have Hard Conversations with Staff
  • Implementing School Readiness & Family Engagement at Your Center
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentor Coaching Training
  • New Director Training
  • Partnering with Families
  • Reflective Supervision


  • Mentor Coaching Training
  • Navigating Change
  • New Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Reflect, Renew & Re-energize: Why We Work with Head Start Children & Families
  • Team Building
  • The Building Blocks of Excellence
  • Time Management & Organizational Skills