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Important Deadline Regarding CLASS Recertification

As of December 16, 2013, Teachstone is implementing a policy that requires CLASS observers and trainers to purchase recertification within 16 weeks of their certification expiration date. This means that all users whose certification expired on or before August 26, 2013, will no longer be eligible to purchase recertification after December 16th. For the past […]

Instructional Support Strategies is coming to Orlando, FL

Start 2014 right on January 9th with the new 1-day Instructional Support Strategies training in Orlando, FL! Use this training as a springboard to help your teachers improve the effectiveness of their interactions with children. You’ll deepen your understanding of the Instructional Support domain and learn concrete strategies to support your work with teachers. Learn […]

The Infant and Toddler CLASS System at Zero to Three’s National Training Institute

Join us to discover how effective interactions support infant and toddler development at the 2013 Zero to Three National Training Institute. This year, we are pleased to partner with Christine Hughes from the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe in Florida. Together with Teachstone’s Research and Evaluation Director Ginny Vitiello, participants will discuss and analyze effective […]

Discovering the CLASS System at the NHSA Parent Conference

Please join Teachstone’s Sedra Spano on December 10, 2013, when she will present at the 30th Annual National Head Start Association Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institute. This conference brings together parents, families, and Head Start staff to focus on the importance of each group in reinforcing early childhood development. Sedra’s session, “Introduction to the […]

Virginia’s Missed Opportunity for Preschools

Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top contest has offered each state the opportunity to compete for a large boost to their education budget. Despite a clear shortage of local funding to provide for the thousands of underserved children in the commonwealth, Virginia refused to apply for this […]