Those who are ready to deepen their mastery of CLASS may choose to join Teachstone’s Affiliate Trainer program. You’ll be able to train other staff on CLASS fundamentals and certify observers.
Family Child Care is a vital part of the system of early education and care. Teachstone is committed to supporting family child care providers to ensure that all children are exposed to effective interactions that promote learning and development.
All children, including DLLs, can benefit socially and academically from being in classrooms with high quality teacher-child interactions as measured by CLASS. Find resources to help you learn about teaching practices to support dual language learners and how these practices crosswalk with the CLASS.
Teachstone and the Office of Head Start have partnered to improve Head Start classroom quality. Teachstone provided CLASS Observation Training and certification to Head Start and offered professional development support to boost teacher-student interactions. Building on this foundation, Teachstone has trained and certified more than 100 Head Start Affiliate Trainers, helping Head Start build internal CLASS capacity. Teachstone continues to support Head Start grantees across the country with various CLASS-based programs and resources as they strengthen teacher quality. Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness by enhancing cognitive, social, and emotional development in children birth through age 5 from low-income families. Learn about Teachstone’s support for Head Start.
Teachstone proudly partners with KinderCare to provide professional development to KinderCare teachers. Teachstone delivers the CDA with CLASS online courses and training modules to meet the specific needs of educators working in a variety of childcare and educational settings across the country. KinderCare and Teachstone are working together to ensure these early childhood professionals are equipped with the essential understanding and skills required to positively affect children. KinderCare Education is an experience-based provider of early education and child care with more than 32,000 teachers and staff serving 170,000 families every day.
Teachstone proudly partners with Kaplan Early Learning Company to support the early childhood education field with training and tools to improve teacher-child interactions and implement the CLASS system. Kaplan is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children’s learning, bringing to market innovative curricula, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world. Together, Teachstone and Kaplan are committed to supporting the field in raising quality, specifically around the field’s needs for improved, effective teacher-child interactions to improve child outcomes.
Educators hold critical influence over children’s learning and development. That’s why Sesame Workshop has recently expanded their efforts to include caregivers and teachers in early childhood education settings and why they found an ideal partner in Teachstone.
Teachstone and Sesame Workshop both have a lot in common: we’re dedicated to improving children’s long-term developmental success, steeped in rigorous academic research, and committed to producing high-quality learning experiences. There’s also strength in our differences: Sesame offers expertise in child development and strategies for meeting the learning needs of the individual child, while Teachstone brings expertise in teaching effectiveness and professional development solutions targeted to the individual teacher.
The result of the partnership is a content-rich, research-based professional development series in myTeachstone that connects the essence of CLASS—teacher-child interactions—with child-development concepts. By engaging in this co-produced educational experience, teachers will better understand how their interactions impact children’s learning and gain concrete strategies for improvement.
Waldorf University is a friendly, private liberal arts school located centrally in beautiful Forest City, Iowa. For more than 100 years, Waldorf has been the cornerstone in the lives of thousands, setting the solid foundation for success among students, their families and the community.
Teachstone proudly partners with the Council for Professional Recognition to support the early childhood education professionals who use Teachstone’s professional development programs as part of their work in obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, a national credential developed by the Council for Professional Recognition. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work with children birth to five in all types of early care and education programs – Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family child care, and home visitor programs.