Instructional Coaching | Intensive Early Childhood Education | Childcare Training

Teacher-Coaching Gets Results

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


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.*

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.

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.

"I have noticed my kids are retaining more information from me because of the knowledge I am getting from my director."


Childcare Teacher


Research shows strong teacher-coaching programs improve classroom learning. While teachers rate coaching highly, new teachers find coaching especially helpful in implementing new strategies.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Quality classrooms directly impact student achievement.

“I can’t imagine going through these first two years without having someone there to help me when I’m struggling or problem-solve ways to improve instruction.”
Elementary Teacher