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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 4.25

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Conference: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037
elizabeth@mjccvt.org

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

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

This is a two-part training, applicable for classrooms/programs with children ages 3-5 years. Part I and Part II are both required to earn professional development credit. 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 appropriate CLASS manual for each age group. 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 children 3 to 5 years of age; emphasize children’s interests, motivations, and points of view; maximize learning opportunities and engage children with a variety of modalities and materials; help children 3 to 5 years of age develop language and cognitive skills. Part I will address the first two Pre-K CLASS domains: Emotional Support and Classroom Organization. Part II will address the third Pre-K CLASS domain: Instructional Support.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
Focus
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
May 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
May 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information

This is an online, two-part training, applicable for classrooms/programs with children ages 3-5 years. Part I and Part II are both required to earn professional development credit. This training will be offered via Zoom and a link will be sent in advance of the training. To register, please email elizabeth@mjccvt.org and include your name, your email address, and the name of the child care program where you are employed. You will receive an email either confirming your enrollment, or notifying you that you have been placed on the waitlist.