Develop World-Class Teachers

Our CDA Programs Have Achieved Gold

The CDA with CLASS® and CDA Renewal with CLASS® have been awarded Gold Standard Certification from the Council for Professional Recognition!

These comprehensive programs prepare educators to obtain or renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Best of all, these programs build CLASS understanding and skills for improved interactions between teachers and children.

Our CDA programs are offered to individuals and to organizations that want to provide a world-CLASS professional development option for employees.

Webinar: Setting the Stage for Successful Teacher-Child Interactions

How to cultivate strong relationships with every child in a classroom
Diverse Group Of Elementary Age Schoolchildren In Art Class With Teacher

Will You Be Using CLASS in Your Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Work?

Whether you know you will be using CLASS in your PDG work or you’re new to CLASS and considering it, we are here to help. Reach out to us to hear the latest about the most effective practices for gathering accurate and actionable data on the quality of teacher-child interactions systemwide, as well as proven methods for supporting improvement. We can also share with you the ways that other states have implemented CLASS to improve classroom interactions.

Here are some helpful resources to get you started:
Teachstone CLASS System Overview
Research on Outcomes

Give us a call at 877-401-8007 or fill out a contact form and one of our knowledgeable representatives will be in touch.

Where to Find Us in August:

No Small Matter Film Screening
Register here
August 10
Charlottesville, VA

Dallas Regional Training
August 20-23
Dallas, TX

Build Institutional Excellence in the Classroom

CLASS® is a research-based method of measuring, evaluating, and improving teacher-student interactions.
Over 150 studies confirm CLASS works. Children in classrooms with higher CLASS scores have better social, emotional, and academic outcomes.
The CLASS methodology is backed by decades of academic research and over 200,000 teachers have been observed by certified CLASS observers. Teachstone® has worked with organizations in 34 states to create a culture of excellence that impacts students, staff, and communities.
Teachstone’s interactive trainings bring CLASS to life for teachers, coaches, and observers. Our online tools and exercises use intuitive technology to help you measure data, provide coaching, and, ultimately, improve teacher-student interactions.

The CLASS Journey

The Teachstone-enabled path to excellence for your classrooms
Establish Baseline CLASS Stage 1
In CLASS Stage 1, certified observers use myTeachstone to establish a baseline assessment of classroom quality, comply with Head Start or state-level reporting requirements, and identify areas for focused professional development.
Develop Proficiency CLASS Stage 2
CLASS Stage 2 uses myTeachstone, hosted trainings, and coach certifications to address individual teacher development needs, and builds the foundation for impactful performance in the classroom.
Sustain Mastery CLASS Stage 3
CLASS Stage 3 builds institutional capabilities necessary for implementing CLASS professional development across an entire teacher population and supports ongoing engagement from certified coaches and trainers within an organization.

What We're Reading

Take a look at the research we're reading and some of our recent blog posts.
The Impact of CLASS in Family Child Care Settings Read More
5 Strategies for Scaffolding in an Early Childhood Classroom Read More
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Teacher Tips: Let the Children Shine Read More

Get Started with CLASS

We’re here to help get your program on a path to sustained success. Give us a call at 877-401-8007.