ERIC Number: EJ1237924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Bright and Early: Coaching Increases the Quality of Early Childhood Programs
Banuelos, Noelle V.; Doerfel, Mariel K.; Stoffel, Rachael E.
Learning Professional, v40 n6 p50-53 Dec 2019
For nearly 15 years, Child360 (formerly Los Angeles Universal Preschool) has offered coaching services to early childhood education providers who serve children up to age 5 in public centers and family based childcare homes. These coaching services give educators the support they need to ensure their programs are places where children are happy and healthy, and where a love for learning is born. Child360's coaching model integrates research-based practices that promote teacher competency, confidence, and professional growth.To evaluate its practices, Child360 examined the effectiveness of its coaching model during the 2017-18 program year. Overall, teachers who received coaching improved their practices, and their programs saw increases in quality ratings from Quality Start LA, a tiered quality rating system that parents can use to make decisions about where to enroll their children.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Models, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Competencies, Self Esteem, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)