Training: In-Person or Webinars

Synapse Early Learning Systems provides training at the district, grantee, or program level. All in-person training comes with follow-up support for implementation. A wide variety of training options are available. Categories:

  • CDA Preparation
  • Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Improving Instructional Supports Practices
  • Instructional Coaching with the Synapse Coaching System
  • Social-Emotional Learning & Challenging Behaviors
  • Early Language and Literacy
  • Early Math
  • STEM / STEAM for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K
  • Infant/Toddler Development, Care, and Teaching
  • Integration Trainings (Implementing multiple frameworks cohesively)

Email synapseearlylearning@gmail.com for more information or to schedule.  

Choose from our Extensive List of Training Topics, or Request a Topic:

Social-Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors

  • Pyramid Model Day 1: Establishing the Foundations: Relationships and the Environment
  • Pyramid Model Day 2: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills, Emotional Literacy, and Self Regulation
  • Pyramid Model Day 3: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills, Emotional Literacy, and Self Regulation / Working with Parents
  • Pyramid Model Day 4: Intensive Interventions
  • Pyramid Model for Leaders: Program-Wide Implementation
  • From Chaos to Connection: Positive Discipline Strategies For Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Power of Self-Regulation: Helping Children Manage Emotions, Impulses and Behavior
  • Can’t We All Get Along? Creating A Positive Learning Community For Preschoolers
  • Emotional Literacy: Helping Young Children Work Through Big Emotions

Integration of Curriculum, State Standards, and Assessment Data

  • Data-based Lesson Planning
  • Data-Based Decision-Making for Program Improvements

Infant and Toddler Caregiving

  • Planning Healthy and Safe Infant / Toddler Environments
  • Infant / Toddler Social-Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors
  • Developmentally Appropriate Infant and Toddler Programming
  • Supporting Children’s Language Development
  • STEM /STEAM for Infant /Toddler Classrooms

Teacher-Child Interactions / Using Quality Assessments to Improve Quality

  • Licensed by Teachstone to provide training on the CLASS Assessment Scoring System: Observation training for Reliability in Pre-K, Toddler, or Infant CLASS
  • Introduction to the CLASS – overview with videos
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Emotional Supports
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Organizational Supports
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Instructional Supports

Planning for Quality Environments

  • Building Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Cues and Strategies for Shaping Behavior

Early Language and Literacy

  • Creating Literacy Rich Environments
  • Enhancing Book Appreciation
  • Expanding Children’s Language Skills
  • Promoting Alphabet Knowledge
  • Increasing Print Awareness and Knowledge
  • Supporting Early Writing

Early Math

  • Making Math Fun! Math Concepts & Conversations: Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  • Math Materials and Experiences: Teaching Discreet Math Skills
  • Integrating Math into the Broader Curriculum and Students’ Lives
  • Finding the “M” in STEM – How it All Fits Together
  • Using Math and Science Centers Effectively
  • Key Mathematical Concepts in the Preschool Years

Introduction to Data-Driven Lesson Planning

This 1-day training provides a good overview of Lesson Planning, specifically, how to integrate standards, learning objectives, and assessment data with lessons, and plan for highly effective teaching interactions. Recommended for paraprofessionals, Teachers and for managers in the process of developing systems for lesson planning and/or PD around teaching and the curriculum. Level Available: Pre-K. Max. 40 people.

CDA Preparation

“CDA to CEO” is a 9-month program utilizing Peer Learning Communities, Webinars, and Leadership Support Component.  See “CDA to CEO” page for more information.

Implementing Effective Professional Development (Professional Learning) in Pre-K Programs

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership
  • Use of Quality Measures for Driving Program Improvements
  • The Role of Instructional Leaders
  • Practice-Based Coaching