Coaching & Consultation
Child Care Coaching & Consultation
Early Childhood Partners provides coaching and consultation for approximately 65% of all licensed child care programs in the Eagle River Valley. We conduct program wide and classroom specific assessments to guide individualized quality improvement plans, provide teacher training, support for children experiencing persistent challenging behavior, developmental screenings for children, family engagement strategies and parent meetings, and Colorado Shines (Colorado’s quality rating and improvement system) coaching.
We are credentialed through the Colorado Department of Education, and certified and reliable in the Environmental Rating Scale Assessments, CLASS, Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management, and Incredible Years Dinosaur School social emotional curriculum for children. Assessments by certified coaches can help child care programs increase their state quality rating, which can lead to opportunities for grant and state dollars, and ultimately, quality improvement.
ECP can help child care programs with a variety of topics from administration support, to individualized coaching for teachers utilizing the Practice Based Coaching model and Reflective Supervision, to support with individual children and families. Early Childhood Partners values our relationship with child care providers in the Eagle River Valley, which is built upon mutual respect, and a desire to support child programs through day to day challenges and celebrations.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is defined as building the capacity of early childhood professionals and parents to promote young children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health, while simultaneously improving child care quality, and supporting both children and families with individual needs. Positive relationships are critical for healthy development in the early years, but it isn’t always easy to accomplish alone.
Child care services include assuring that programs are continually working towards quality improvement, support with challenging behavior and/or potential developmental delays, reflective supervision for staff, and support with fostering the healthy social and emotional development of children including: a social emotional curriculum; positive guidance strategies; and help when children’s behavior is too difficult to manage alone. Support for families includes parenting support on a variety of topics based on need, screening and identification of appropriate referrals, support with challenging behavior, parenting classes, and home visitation.
Early Childhood Partners provides multiple community wide trainings each year for early childhood professionals, and also trainings for specific child care programs upon request. Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (5 days) and Incredible Years Dinosaur School (3 days) trainings occur annually with follow-up coaching to support implementation.
The Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care Training is offered annually for anyone who lives or works with babies and is interested in learning about infant and toddler development.
Topics include: responsive caregiving, language development, safe and healthy environments, positive guidance, temperaments, curriculum planning, understanding and respecting the benefits of culture, inclusion, and more. Successful completion of this 14 week training meets licensing training requirements for infant/toddler teachers who work with children birth to three years.
ECP’s training opportunities focus on early childhood mental health, social and emotional skill building, self-care, quality improvement strategies, and family support and engagement. Reach out today if your program has any professional development needs!