Coaching & Technical Assistance

As a child care professional, you may run into a situation that is difficult to resolve. Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections Program Specialists are ready to help you tackle these situations and answer questions to help you provide a high quality learning environment for any age.

One-on-one help from a Specialist

Our Specialists are available to answer questions over the phone and through email.  In some instances, on-site technical assistance may be the best way to help your situation.

Assistance at your home or facility

Sometimes the best way to assess a situation and provide support is by having a professional come out to your site. On-site visits may be a one-time visit or may involve a Specialist coming to your site several times.

Example outline of an on-site technical assistance visit

  • Start with a needs assessment
  • Develop a plan to meet the needs. This plan may include training and more on-site technical assistance.
  • Set measurable goals and timeline
  • Evaluation of progress

Did you know?

Research links on-site technical assistance to:

  • Improved the quality of the program
  • Less staff turnover
  • Increased professionalism, knowledge, and skills
  • Improved environmental safety and health practices
  • Fewer child expulsions
  • Improved outcomes for children

Specialized Quality Improvement Projects

The Early Childhood Connections program is involved in delivering many specialized quality improvement projects for child care centers and homes. These provide targeted assistance to help meet program outcomes.

Custom on-site training

Training for all of your staff at one time at your location is a great way to obtain the specific support your program needs. Early Childhood Connections staff can discuss your issues and check to see if we have pre-approved training already developed to present at your facility. You may also choose to have on-site technical assistance to bridge the gap between the staff’s learning from the training course and changing practices while actually working with children.

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