Group Classes

Baytown —

Have you ever stared at the box on your lesson plan labeled Math? Do you know and understand the eight major stages for pre-math learning? Come learn how to help children gain a strong foundation in math. Through hands-on activities, identify specific songs, books, and activities which support children in learning math skills. Discuss ways to incorporate developmentally appropriate math activities throughout the day.

13 slots available
Registration closes on 10.25.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST
Cypress —

Children who have difficulty playing with others, communicating or display rigid behaviors may be demonstrating symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You will learn about brain development and its role in social relationships, the core cognitive deficit of ASD, classroom management techniques and ways to interact with and support children who may be on the spectrum.

No slots available
Registration closes on 10.25.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST
Houston —

Can you encourage creativity and higher-level thinking skills in infants and toddlers? Join us for this session and find out how. The focus of this session will be fostering higher-level thinking skills through the creative arts so come prepared to participate and get a little messy! 

No slots available
Registration closes on 11.01.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST
Katy —

Mistakes make your brain grow! Join us to learn how the latest brain research can inform your work with children and inspire your own professional development. We'll watch short videos from Stanford researchers Carol Dweck and Jo Boaler who explain how the brain's amazing elasticity and the power of hard work can improve achievement. Interactive activities and role plays will help you reframe your thinking, classroom interactions, and language to adopt a growth mindset for your children and your teacher-self.

20 slots available
Registration closes on 11.08.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST
Houston —

Being a director is tough! Come and learn about staffing procedures, including interviewing and hiring techniques and maintaining quality staff. Licensing standards will be reviewed as they pertain to personnel and training. 

30 slots available
Registration closes on 11.29.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST
Houston —

This workshop will help participants learn how to introduce sensory input as a technique to help counter challenging behaviors and sensory concerns in children within various environments. These behavioral tips and sensory strategies can help improve children’s attention to tasks and self-regulation skills for improved performance in daily activities. Participants will leave the session with a general understanding of the sensory system and the mind/body, and how to apply it in different situations to facilitate the desired behavior with the children served.

10 slots available
Registration closes on 12.13.2018 at 05:00 p.m. CST

Education by the Numbers

Percentage of teachers in Texas
that only meet the minimal level
of teacher education - a high
school diploma or GED.

Texas pre-K classes currently have
over twice the national average for
teacher/child ratios.

5,890 Early education prefessionals
received professional development
through Collaborative for Children's
trainings and educator resources.