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.
Research links on-site technical assistance to:
- Improve quality of program
- Reduce staff turnover
- Increase professionalism, knowledge and skills
- Improve environmental safety and health practices
- Fewer child expulsions
- Improve outcomes for children
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
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. For more information about these projects visit this section.
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. For more information about on-site trainings click here.
Early Childhood Connections Specialists:
To call any of the Specialists dial: 316-682-1853 or 1-800-684-3962. To connect to a Specialist online, fill out the form below!