Early Childhood Coaching Institute
Early Childhood Coaching Certificate Program
The Coaching Certificate program supports the development of a coaching mindset in a social learning climate where a synergy of shared learning and reflective dialogue about practice are examined, analyzed and refined. This is the only early childhood coaching certificate program in the US enhancing universal coaching competencies as developed by the International Coaching Federation and fully research- and evidence-based.
This unique and cutting-edge opportunity is designed for early childhood teachers, coaches, program directors, principals, family home providers, early interventionist or itinerant special education staff, PD providers, home visitors, or Head Start family service advocates. The coaching skills and competencies work seamlessly and in coordination with various curriculum approaches or instructional practices. Other coaching programs focus on how to ‘coach’ or teach a specific curriculum or assessment tool; instead, the Early Childhood Coaching Certificate Program focuses on developing and maximizing the human potential of each individual.
Our Year-long Coaching Certificate is organized in three sections:
Part 1: Foundations
Part 1 focuses on learning, understanding, and using relationship- and evidence-based coaching skills and strategies in early childhood settings. Participants practice the fundamentals of coaching using a systematic, individualized, reflective approach, and through sharing experiences with others in class, during online Zoom sessions and fieldwork. Outcome: Learn and utilize evidence-based strategies to develop an equitable coaching approach to use in a variety of settings.
Part 2: Awareness
Part 2 focuses on increasing self-reflective practices, personal communication skills, and identification of effective ongoing support strategies including deep human connection, self-directed action and thoughtful planning and goal setting for continuous improvement, integrating skills with effective application in sessions and fieldwork experiences. Outcome: Apply enhanced awareness, authentic self-reflective practices, meta-cognitive thinking, generative listening, perceptive responsiveness, and facilitative dialogue.
Part 3: Attuning
Part 3 integrates skills from the Foundations and Awareness seminars to complete the EC Coaching Certificate Program. Participants practice refining and altering coaching based on needs and readiness, while learning sustainable, organizational change that embeds coaching in all professional practice. Outcome: Develop and co-create a coaching mindset within a social learning climate as part of systems thinking and change.
FULLY REMOTE, 15-20 member COHORT PROGRAM
90-hour Learning + 45-hour Fieldwork.
for the FULL YEAR of individualized coaching professional development.
This is the BEST DEAL currently available in the US for the quality and intensity involved in developing a full spectrum of coaching skills. In addition to the 90 hours of direct instruction and practice with highly experienced coach/instructors through the year, attendees will receive a Guidebook, materials for coaching, and 4 books (a $200 value).
Join us for an INFORMATION SESSION to learn more about the Coaching Certificate offered by the Early Childhood Coaching Institute. Simply click the “register here” link to sign up. We hope to meet you soon!
July 7, 12-1pm MT – Register here
August 4, 3-4pm MT – Register here
September 16, 2:30-3:30pm MT – Register here
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* 3, 6 or 9 CREDITS – graduate or undergraduate – available from the University of Colorado Denver once this certificate program has been successfully completed for an additional fee of $119 per credit.
* 1-12 CEUs available from the University of Colorado at $38 per CEU.
Journal for Coaches
Cost: $30 + FREE shipping
The Journal for Coaches supports you in gaining awareness of the behaviors you engage in that could be blocking your ability to coach in the way in which you would want and consciously choose. This awareness leads to profound and joyful ways of being that inevitably enrich your skills in life as well as in coaching.