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Good to Great (CLASS® ) Module 1: Emotional Support

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Children thrive when teachers create nurturing, well-managed classrooms that provide frequent shared opportunities to explore, grow and develop. Teachers who are responsive to children’s needs and interests promote each child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. This workshop looks closely at specific teaching behaviors that help children develop warm, supportive relationships, experience enjoyment and excitement about learning, feel comfortable in the classroom and experience appropriate levels of autonomy or independence. Participants also explore classroom strategies that support the development of each child’s social competence.

 Participants learn to: 
• Identify the developmental sequence and benchmarks of children’s social/emotional competencies 
• Identify strategies to use in the classroom that build each child’s social competence 
• Develop a plan

This training is generously funded by the Denver Preschool Program! 

Community Rate: $0
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Cathy Cikot
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Laura K. Rothe

Laura K. Rothe is a professional development coach for Clayton Early Learning.  Laura is a graduate of Utah State University, where she received a BS in Family and Consumer Science, with an emphasis in family and community service.  After graduation Laura began employment with Early Head Start as a family educator and classroom teacher.  After moving to Colorado, Laura continued her career in early childhood with Clayton Early Learning, beginning as a classroom teacher and currently as professional development coach.  Laura completed an Irving B. Harris Master Certificate, specializing Infant and Toddler development from the Erikson Institute in Chicago in additional to a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Colorado.  Laura has over 20 years’ experience in early childhood and has extensive experience on many different tools, including the Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K CLASS tools.  Laura has also achieved certification on Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale & Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised.  In her spare time Laura loves to kayak and needlepoint.   

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Christine O'Brien
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Melissa Jewell

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