Intensive Early Childhood Education | Childcare Training | Instructional Coaching

Teacher-Coaching Gets Results

The Learning Community invests in coaching because of its proven impact on classroom outcomes. Teachers value coaching and find it improves their classroom quality and strategies.

INTENSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Elementary teachers in OPS partnership classrooms strive for quality in three major domains: instruction, classroom organization and emotional support.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Early childhood teachers have a tremendous opportunity to impact their students by modeling more advanced language and higher-level thinking skills.

Pre-K teachers demonstrated practices in the top 10% of Head Start classrooms nationwide in emotional support and classroom organization. K-1 teachers also demonstrated strength in those domains.*

Childcare Director Training

Key Childcare Practices

The program goal is to improve the quality of care and education in home-based and community childcare centers. When teachers learn key practices, children develop social-emotional skills and benefit from more secure relationships with their caregivers.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Center directors voluntarily join Nebraska Step Up to Quality, the statewide initiative for quality childcare. Their participation makes them eligible for training and incentives to strengthen local businesses.

"There is a lot of knowledge in the room and a lot of education - everybody knows different things and you can bounce ideas off of each other."

 

Childcare Teacher

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

Research shows strong teacher-coaching programs improve classroom learning. While teachers rate coaching highly, new teachers find coaching especially helpful in implementing new strategies. Evaluators share results with teachers and coaches to improve the coaching process.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Quality classrooms directly impact student achievement.

K-3 TEACHERS DEMONSTRATED STRONG SKILLS IN CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.

Note: Due to the disruption of the pandemic, data is fall-only.