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.
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.
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 Teachstone-enabled path to excellence for your classrooms
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.
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.
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.