Social-Emotional Development: Training and Coaching

Denver’s Early Childhood Council offers professional development on a wide variety of topics related to social-emotional early development and learning.

All of our training offerings are customizable to the needs of each program, educator or team that we work with.

Essential Social Skills

Approaches that early childhood education programs should practice!

We offer workshops and coaching on evidence-based practices that will reduce challenging behavior and support positive behavior in the classroom or child care setting.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

 

Schedules, Routines & Transitions Classroom Rules & Expectations

NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS

 

Teaching Children Social Skills Developing Emotional Literacy

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Calming Down & Problem Solving Friendship Skills & Peer Relationships

TRAINING TOPICS & APPROACHES

These are some of the more common social-emotional learning programs that we provide training on.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a program of self-regulation and problem-solving skills that benefits adults as well as children. The approach enables educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation into everyday activities.

Pyramid Plus Colorado Modules

An 18-session training covers all levels of the Pyramid: universal, targeted and intervention strategies. This training meets requirements for Child Guidance Strategies (ECE 103) and is an approved course in the Colorado Shines PDIS.

FLIP IT

A simple, compassionate, strength-based, common-sense and effective four-step process to address children’s day-to-day challenging behavior. FLIP IT® was created by Devereaux Center for Resilient Children.

Parents and Providers Learning Together

Customized training and coaching in which parents and teachers learn and practice together.

The Most Important Tool in the Toolbox: YOU!

Can include a variety of topics like self-care, trauma-informed practice, and asking for and receiving support.

Other Topics as Needed

Our coaches work with you to create a professional development experience that meets the needs of your team.

COLORADO EDUCATOR SUPPORT

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry developed a set of resources recognizing the stresses unique to educators during this time. The site is dedicated to helping Colorado’s educational workforce by assisting individuals and groups to process the last two years, plan for next year, and have support getting through it all.

Services include a well-being support line, an online support program, individual support services, mental health workshops, school-based professional development or training, and an “ask a therapist” line.

All services are FREE of charge to Colorado educators.

FIND HELP

FOR PROGRAM DIRECTORS

These training programs are designed specifically for program directors to support the social-emotional early development of children and the mental wellness of staff. Check our training calendar for the next scheduled session.

Challenging Behavior: the Director’s Role

  • Support staff to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond effectively to challenging behavior.
  • Develop a “treasure chest” of resources and information to share with staff (we provide you with an extensive starter kit of resources).

QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Learn more about how we customize our training and coaching services to meet your needs.

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