Health and Safety Updates

Updated as of March 24, 2020

As concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue, Teachstone® is committed to communicating proactively and transparently with our clients and partners in the field.

We will work through this uncertain time together. We will continue to support you in improving interactions, regardless of the circumstance. In times like these—when children may be fearful and in need of additional emotional support—meaningful positive interactions are even more important.

We are taking steps to support safe environments for our clients and the children they serve by creating alternative ways to provide training and professional development. We will keep this page updated with our most recent updates and developing plans.

How Teachstone Is Approaching COVID-19

  • The safety of our team, our clients, and the children they serve is our top priority.
  • We are partnering with clients to work through these extenuating circumstances together.
  • We are taking preventive measures to help ensure a safe environment and to reduce the spread of this virus around the education community we belong to.
  • We will continue to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidance daily and will make decisions based on trusted information.

Face-to-Face Trainings

Below is a list of face-to-face trainings that will be transitioning to virtual events:

  • San Diego Regional Training from April 22-24.
  • Charlottesville Infant/Toddler CLASS Observation Training from March 24-25.
  • Washington D.C. Pre-K CLASS Observation Training from March 24-25.

Attendees of these trainings will have the option to postpone if they do not want to attend the virtual training. Instructions to do this have been sent via email to attendees. If you have questions please reach out to Customer Support.

Currently all of our other scheduled CLASS trainings are proceeding as planned. However, we plan to offer the option of attending them virtually. These new virtual training options will continue to support your CLASS work, despite social distancing and limited travel abilities.

If circumstances change such that in-person training becomes infeasible, we will reach out to registrants directly with alternatives and update this page. Please bookmark this page for ease of accessing this information and contact us if you are interested in learning more about virtual training for your organization.

2020 InterAct CLASS® Summit

We are transitioning our in-person InterAct CLASS Summit and workshop day scheduled for the week of April 19 to a virtual experience that will honor the time, energy, and expertise of our speakers and our attendees alike. To learn more about the virtual conference, please visit our InterAct FAQ page.

Online Options 

Our online trainings offer programs the opportunity to improve teacher-student interactions, even if in-person trainings become infeasible. The myTeachstone® platform also houses hundreds of CLASS exemplar videos and in-depth resources that can be assigned to teachers for targeted professional development. In addition, we can offer smaller group trainings at your location.

Rescheduling Planned Trainings

If you would like to postpone your training to a future date, please contact our Customer Support team as soon as possible at 866-998-8352 or through our online chat option at teachstone.com/support. We will work with you to find a training solution that meets your needs. We understand if you decide to delay your training. Given these unprecedented circumstances, we will not charge a fee for rescheduling.

Minimizing the Spread of COVID-19

Health officials are urging the use of personal best practices that are standard for a typical flu season:

  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue.
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds—especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

We know this is a stressful time. We’re here to support you in any way we can. If you have questions, please contact our Customer Support team at https://teachstone.com/support/.

Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this evolving situation.