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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 4.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Conference: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Pre-K CLASS, Parts I and II Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

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

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, 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 overview of the Pre-K CLASS strategies will identify how effective teacher-child interactions help: foster a secure, supportive base for the learning and exploration of preschool children; 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 October 27 will address the first two Pre-K CLASS domains: Emotional Support and Classroom Organization. Part II on October 28 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
October 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
October 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Additional Information

This is a 4.5-hour, two part training, which requires attendance on both days. To register, please submit your name, email, and place of work at this link: You will receive an email either confirming your enrollment, or notifying you that you have been placed on the waitlist. A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the training date.