The Why of High-Quality Teaching Practices

We all want to ensure that young children receive the highest quality teaching possible. We’re pleased to let you know that we’re offering a new, training in high-quality teaching practices each month. It is part of the Educare Best Practices Training series, which is designed to share practices you can use for continuous quality improvement in early childhood programs.

For this training, our facilitators will share the latest research and approaches for using high-quality teaching practices for young children, especially those in under-resourced communities. These practices can close the achievement gap that persists for these children, leading to better education, health, social and economic outcomes for them.

The purpose of the training

The training presents the structural and process elements that are integral to high-quality early education. It also offers guidance in how to develop relationships in learning and planning for meaningful interactions.

For program leaders, the training is an invaluable way to enhance their offerings to staff, ensuring they have the latest strategies and practices. For teachers, it is an opportunity to obtain the skills to incorporate high-quality teaching practices into their daily teaching.

What will early childhood professionals learn?

Participants receive a set of invaluable insights and skills, including:

  • A clear, working understanding of high-quality teaching practices and why they are so effective
  • Top-quality teaching strategies and how to use them
  • Action plans for implementing instruction, partnerships and ongoing improvement
  • Solutions for overcoming implementation obstacles
  • Methods for intentional planning to support program infrastructures, culture and teaching practices
  • Professional growth, where every professional is an agent of change

There are more benefits for attending

Participants will also:

  • Learn how to meet national requirements and standards for program quality in the early-childhood field
  • Meet guidelines for professional development

The opportunity to share your own school’s needs

The training is tailored to meet the needs of every participant. At its heart is a highly interactive and inquiry-based approach that encourages a dynamic exchange of ideas, experiences, questions and answers—allowing participants to influence how and what they learn.

Who should attend?

  • Early education teachers
  • Head Start staff
  • Child care providers
  • Teacher leaders
  • Education coordinators
  • Family engagement supervisors
  • Directors of schools and centers
  • Principals

Why are we offering the training?

Sheltering Arms is dedicated to supporting the early childhood education community’s commitment to young children and their receiving the highest quality learning possible. Our national network of early learning schools, professional development initiatives, and advocacy at the federal and state levels allows us to gather and share the best approaches to early childhood education with schools across the country.


Please contact the GTI office to schedule at or 404-523-9906.

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