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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 3.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Pre-K CLASS Deb Norris

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: Ann Dillenbeck, January O'Donnell

Many early childhood education 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, and interactions between children, 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 CLASS manual for children ages 3 to 5 years. Participants in this two-part overview of the Pre-K CLASS strategies will identify how effective teacher-child interactions help: - foster a secure, supportive base for preschool children’s exploration and learning - emphasize children’s interests, motivations, and points of view - maximize learning opportunities and engage children with a variety of modalities and materials - help preschool children develop language and cognitive skills Part I, on February 23, will address the first two Pre-K CLASS domains: Emotional Support and Classroom Organization Part II, on February 24, will address the third Pre-K CLASS domain: Instructional Support

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
February 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Additional Information

This two-part training is offered via Zoom, and a link will be sent in advance of the training dates. Previous participation in the CLASS Overview training is helpful.