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Training offerings

The Office of Early Childhood provides Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) training in local communities across the state at no cost to participants. This coaching-specific training meets the training requirement for the Colorado Coaching Credential. Topics covered include: characteristics of coaching in early childhood settings, working with adult learners, coaching skills, reflective practice and tools to support the coach and coaching partner in continuous quality improvement. To receive a certificate of completion for RBPD, participants must complete the 35 hour training including attending all instructor-led sessions and engaging in self-paced, online assignments. If you must miss more than one hour of any scheduled instructor-led session, we ask that you register for a different training that better meets your scheduling needs.

Register for Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD)

Sessions of RBPD are scheduled throughout the year. If you’d like to be one of the first to be notified when a course is scheduled, please join the RBPD waiting list. You will be first to know when course registration is open in the Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System. To register, you must have a Colorado Shines PDIS account. Search for “Relationship-Based Professional Development” in the course catalog. Registration is limited to 25 participants. If a training reaches capacity, coaches who will be providing Colorado Shines QRIS coaching, EQ RELATE Coaching, and coaches who provide services within target regions will be prioritized.

Are there any other training programs that meet the Coaching Credential requirements?

Yes! Four other training organizations offer coaching training that meets the training requirement to earn the Colorado Coaching Credential: 
  1. Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators, offered by Horizons in Learning
    Training scheduled throughout the year!
    Delivery: This course format is designed to be delivered in 10 virtual live sessions. Each session is 3.5 hours. The sessions will be delivered over several weeks over a 2 month span of time.
    Description: The Transformational Coaching Course offers, coaches, professional development specialists, mentors and leaders ‘principles to practice’ on how to effectively facilitate change, to broaden and deepen professional practices of educators or administrators, and intentionally support sustainable habits of reflection, problem solving and lifelong learning. This course is based on Constant Hine’s book Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators (RedLeaf Press).
  2. Early Childhood Coaching Certificate, offered by Dynamic Coaching Systems
    Training scheduled throughout the year!
    Delivery: This year long cohort model provides 90 hours of synchronous and asynchronous instruction and 45 hours of coaching field work. 

    Description: 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 early childhood coaching certificate program enhances universal coaching competencies as developed by the International Coaching Federation and is research- and evidence-based. This year-long cohort model focuses on individualized professional development. 

  3.  Coaching Early Childhood Professionals: Foundations (Course number: ECED 4410/5410), offered through University of Colorado, Denver.
    Each new cohort begins the Spring semester of each year.

  4. Pyramid Plus Coach Certification, offered by the Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion

*For EQIT trainers looking to deepen their knowledge of adult learning here is a list of approved Adult Learning and Training Design trainings.

Are there any other ways to meet the Coaching Credential requirements?

Yes! If you have completed any of the following trainings prior to July 31st, 2015, you will meet the training requirement for the credential:
  • Coaching with the EQ RELATE training
  • Pyramid Plus Coaching Certification
  • Early Childhood Coaching Courses at University of Colorado Denver (at least two of the three courses)
  • Invest in Kids Incredible Years Peer Coach Certification
  • Horizons in Learning Coaching For Success and Sustainable Change Program
  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Coaching to Support Professional Development of Early Childhood Staff in Inclusive Classroom, Coaches Skill-Building Two-Day Workshops
  • Qualistar Colorado Coaching and the Rating training
  • Learning-Focused Mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating and Coaching for Professional Excellence seminar
  • Cognitive Coaching Training
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