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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Infant CLASS: Responsive Caregiving Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: Ann Dillenbeck

Many early childhood programs in Vermont now use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) to support professional growth, improve their practice, and positively impact child outcomes. CLASS is a structured tool based on measurable observations of teacher and child interactions during a typical day. Assessors use a 1 – 7 Likert scale to assign a rating based on the frequency, duration, and intensity of the strategies they observe, while referencing the appropriate CLASS manual for each age group. Participants in this overview of the Infant CLASS (used with children birth – 18 months of age) will identify how effective teacher-child interactions help infants: gain confidence that their needs will be met, rely on a secure base as they explore their surroundings, develop early language and communication skills.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
Session Dates
Session Times
May 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information

This 2 hour online training will be offered via Zoom, and a link will be emailed in advance of the training. Space is limited to 15 participants. To register, please email elizabeth@mjccvt.org and include your name and email address. Unfortunately the STARS office is not able to answer phone calls at this time, so communication regarding the training must happen via email.