Improve classroom management by building a positive classroom culture of safety and trust for children and teachers.
Trust is essential to healthy childhood development. When adults build trust-based relationships with children, children feel safe to make mistakes and learn from them. Trust First Essentials focuses on how to foster trust and safety so children have room to stumble, recover, and develop resilience within a calm and nurturing classroom environment.
This course is built for teachers and coaches! You will learn the skills needed to manage classrooms of any size, including how to establish clear expectations, set boundaries, anticipate problems, and react proactively when they do.
Start Date: Pre-registration is open! This month-long course will be available starting in November 2022.
New cohorts are accepted six times a year. You can choose the month that works best for your schedule: September, October, November, February, March, or April.
Course Level: Beginner
Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Support Services
Course Meeting Times: In addition to online coursework, learners will be required to attend coaching sessions to successfully complete the course. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Please note that the meeting time is subject to change based on facilitator's availability.
Completion Timeline/Duration: One month
Alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF):
This course supports programs in meeting the 1302 Subpart C—Education and Child Development Program Services requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, in which programs must “ensure teachers and other relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children’s skill growth aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities.” This course is aligned with the ELOF: Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development.