CARES for Learning presents SEEDS of Relationship-Based Infant-Toddler Caregiving Train-the-Trainer

This is a virtual accelerated 22.5-hour training that will take place over the course of 5 weeks. The virtual training is an intensive examination of the SEEDS of Learning for Infants and Toddler training curriculum. At the end of the 5 weeks, participants will have the chance to take a knowledge-based assessment to ensure that you are ready to begin implementing SEEDS of Learning in your organization. This certification is active for 2 years and includes access to all training materials.

Training Dates:

Trainings will be every Thursday from September 30th, 2021 – October 28th, 2021

Training Time:

11:30am – 4:00pm EST / 10:30am – 3:00pm pm CST / 8:30am – 1:00pm PST


What is it?

SEEDS of Learning is a set of Early Childhood Professional Development frameworks. SEEDS of Parenting uses a Train-the-Trainer model to guide practitioners working with parents and family members in supportive, caring, and productive interactions. Through SEEDS Quality Interactions, we foster age-appropriate development. This framework shows how to:

  • Seamlessly integrate meaningful literacy-rich exchanges throughout the day.
  • Increase parent efficacy (confidence and capability) through a research-based skill development cycle.
  • Strengthen learning through quality interactions.

Upon completion of training, participants will take a knowledge-based assessment in order to receive certification. The certification is active for 2 years and includes access to all training materials.

The Impact

True to the SEEDS gradual release model (and unlike many virtual training series available), participants increasingly lead facilitation of the content, receiving feedback from SEEDS Master Trainers and peers to support skill development and content understanding.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize SEEDS Trainer competencies and skills in relationship-based training interactions
  • Identify the five essential components of early literacy
  • Describe the importance of relationships and trust in brain development
  • See models of Big 5 Learning Rich Schedule, routines that are tested, and found to have a significant impact on child learning and development
  • Describe how to scaffold early learning using continua for learning: vocabulary and oral language, visual discrimination, phonological awareness, print, and written expression
  • Have fun learning about Language and Literacy with other Early Childhood Leaders
Teaching and Learning Strategies:
  • Reading from course articles
  • Watching video clips of best practices
  • Share and discuss in large and small groups
  • Practice in small groups and receive feedback
  • Role-playing and simulation
  • Conferencing and networking with peers and leaders
Materials Included

  • SEEDS of Relationship-Based Infant-Toddler FACILITATOR Manual
  • SEEDS of Relationship-BasedInfant-Toddler CAREGIVER Manual
  • SEEDS tote bag, What is it? bag & dry erase board/marker
  • Access to SEEDS Training Sessions and Videos for you to use when you begin training at your organization
Cost: $1,300.00