Plain Talk About Early Childhood
Making Connections: Developing and Maintaining Effective Mentor-Coaching Relationships in Early Childhood Settings with CLASS
Strong, positive relationships are at the core of successful coaching. This training extends and applies CLASS aligned high-quality interactions to the mentor-coaching process by utilizing CLASS domains, dimensions, and indicators as guides for cultivating, planning, and evaluating the coach-teacher relationship. Participants will receive strategies focused on supporting teachers as they implement intentional teaching, developmentally appropriate practices, and high-quality teacher/child interactions. These multi-level tactics will enable participants to build strong mentor-coaching relationships with teachers of all educational and experience-based backgrounds. Participants will leave with the knowledge necessary to develop and implement CLASS-aligned approaches to coaching immediately, within a month, within a quarter, and within a year that build effective coaching relationships and result in improved teaching and learning in early childhood settings.
$350 per person
Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
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Extend your professional learning experience through virtual mentoring! Pay just $75 more and receive 3 monthly online face-to-face sessions to support you as you implement training content into your day-to-day practices.
Amy Poirier is the supervisor of early childhood programs at CDL where she enjoys working side-by-side with early childhood professionals to provide support and thereby positively affect outcomes for young children. Amy’s extensive experiences in the field as an early childhood teacher, center director, and director of curriculum and training allow her to develop professional learning services for early childhood professionals, organize and implement early childhood mentoring and coaching efforts, and support CDL’s early childhood team in meaningful ways. She is an endorsed Louisiana Pathways trainer, an approved Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Development Specialist, a Zero-to-Three approved trainer, and provides training and technical support for the Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). Amy is the creator and program administrator of CDL’s Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program, CDA Cornerstones. She knows that children benefit most from high-quality interactions provided by teachers who understand child development and early childhood pedagogy, and that relevant, on-the-job coaching and mentoring support significantly increases these skills.
About The Center for Development and Learning
Founded in 1992, the Center for Development and Learning (CDL) specializes in the development and dissemination of leading edge research, knowledge, and best practices from multiple disciplines that impact teaching and learning. CDL’s mission is to improve the life chances of all children, especially those at high risk, by increasing school success. CDL’s federal identification number is 72-1221356.
Email or call the Center for Development and Learning (CDL) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-840-9786 for additional information.