Thinking and Thriving: Interactions for Early Learning

Support critical development with the power of interactions

Encourage Infants' and Toddlers' Exploration

Infants and toddlers experience rapid brain development that sets the foundation for later academic and life-long success. Thinking & Thriving: Interactions for Early Learning empowers teachers and caregivers to use small, yet meaningful interactions to support the critical development of infants and toddlers.

This half-day, virtually facilitated training gives teachers and caregivers the opportunity to: 

  • Strengthen understanding of the cognitive and language development that occurs from birth through age 3
  • Explore ways to use interactions to help children develop their cognitive and language skills
  • Learn how to individualize supports for every child, including those with disabilities and dual language learners

Make the Most out of Daily Routines

Teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers spend the day engaging in daily routines. Learning for these young children isn’t a separate time of day, but instead should be embedded within the numerous daily routines.

Participants in Thinking & Thriving: Interactions for Early Learning will:

  • Recognize and plan for interactions within the daily routines to support children’s development and learning
  • Understand how to increase the CLASS® defined domains of Responsive Caregiving and Engaged Support for learning
  • Increase intentionality of interactions to promote cognitive and language learning during daily routines

A quality learning experience designed to deliver quality outcomes.

Expert Facilitators
Each experience offers discussion, planning, and reflection activities led by a CLASS® expert. This training is offered in English and Spanish.
Practical Take-Aways
Participants receive an Activity Guide to engage in planning, reflection, and to summarize new strategies to try.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion, participants will receive 0.4 continuing education units to further their professional journey.
Powered by CLASS®
The strategies shared are aligned to the research-based interactions as defined by the CLASS® tool.

Maximize the potential for each and every child.

Give every child the opportunity to experience life-changing interactions by supporting the teachers and caregivers who care for them. Bring Thinking & Thriving: Interactions for Early Learning to your program today.