Early Childhood Coaching Institute
Coaching Certificate Program
The Coaching Certificate Program supports the development of a coaching mindset grounded in the understanding of equity, behavioral sciences and systemic educational practices. Each Cohort engages in shared learning and reflective dialogue as they examine, analyze and refine their coaching competencies. 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 program is designed to promote equitable and inclusive practices. Cohort members are incredibly diverse, including: culture, language, race, geographical location, and perspectives/thinking to name a few. This diversity provides a core element of our group learning process: valuing differences and honoring each individual to build true inclusion, equity and belonging within the Cohort. The Program is a perfect fit for educators, coaches, program directors, principals, family home educators, early interventionist or itinerant special education staff, professional development trainers, home visitors, or Head Start family service advocates.
Other coaching programs focus on how to teach/coach only a specific curriculum or assessment tool, restricting individualism and flexibility to communities and programs – coaching for compliance. Our approach works seamlessly and in coordination with various curriculum approaches, instructional practices and programs. We focus on maximizing the human potential of each individual, uplifting and motivating from within to support long-lasting and sustainable change for individuals and programs!
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 practicum. 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 practicum 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 Practicum
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 ALL the materials they need. These include: three Guidebooks, a Practicum Notebook, extra materials for coaching, and four books (a $275 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!
One Thursday every month – One hour – PICK your Time Zone!
3:00m ET/ 2:00pm CT/ 1:00pm MT/ 12:00pm PT/ 11:00am AK/ 10:00am HI
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 about $360 per 3 credits.
Join the University of Colorado Denver Early Childhood Coaching Certificate directly! See the University website for program and registration details and information sessions. The next University Cohort will be #26 and begins January 2025! Check back in the Fall of 2025 for details.