What Is It?

SEEDS of Learning is a set of Early Childhood Professional Development frameworks. SEEDS of Family Childcare uses a Train-the-Trainer model and coaching support that providers need to create supportive, caring, and productive interactions with children.

This framework shows caregivers how to:

  • Increase outcomes for children using evidence-based best practices
  • Increase provider efficacy through a research-based skill development cycle
  • Strengthen community and learning through quality interactions

Who Is It For?

This framework is designed for caregivers who work in family childcare settings and care for infants and children up to age 5.

​Potential SEEDS of Learning participants operate childcare programs out of their homes and often have experience in education, psychology, special education, and/or early childhood education.

How It Works

A provider attends and /or selects support staff to be trained in the SEEDS framework.
The provider and staff attend a SEEDS model training, and receives coaching from a CARES for Learning trainer.
The provider and staff implement the SEEDS of Learning framework. Adults and children feel confident and capable.

“What I loved about the SEEDS sessions was that I could put into motion what I had learned immediately.”

– Sandra Reyes, Teacher, City of Oakland Head Start

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We are committed to cultivating capable learners through our evidence-based programs. Each training session is created with your needs in mind. With intentional, relationship-based practices, we want to support you in improving your educational approach. For more information or to schedule your next training session, contact us today!

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