Keys for Growth is an organization dedicated to supporting early childhood professionals as they work to promote the growth and development of children.
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MSDE Approved Training
Keys for Growth provides MSDE approved core of knowledge (COK) training for early childhood professionals. We strive to engage and energize our participants with interactive and meaningful trainings filled with relevant and relatable content. We are currently offering virtual trainings to meet the needs of teachers and providers during these unusual times.
Coaching and Mentoring
Keys for Growth is available for coaching and mentoring for teachers and programs. We bring over 25 years of classroom experience to the programs we work with as well as experience with CLASS®, MD Early Learning Assessment (ELA), MD Children Study Their World (CSW) and the Pyramid Model (SEFEL).
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) is an observation tool that assesses the quality of teacher-child interactions in center-based classrooms. CLASS™ includes domains or categories of teacher-child interactions that support children’s learning and development. Within each domain are dimensions which capture more specific details about teachers’ interactions with children.
The CLASS® dimensions are based on developmental theory and research suggesting that interactions between children and adults are the primary way of supporting children’s development and learning, and that effective, engaging interactions and environments form the foundation for all learning in early childhood classrooms.