Haring Center


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Early Achievers

The UW Haring Center is offering free remote professional development on Individualization, Positive Behavior Support and Social Emotional Learning for teachers and coaches in the Early Achievers network (i.e., ECEAP, Head Start, CCA, etc.). In addition to training sessions, attendees will receive laminated visuals to use in their classrooms and resource guides- Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs and Present, Teach, Reinforce. The internship is available in both Spanish and English and STARS credit is offered for all sessions.

Teachers and coaches are invited to join our 4-part individualization internship which covers the following topics:

  1. Inclusion and Members
  2. Curriculum Modifications
  3. Embedded Learning Opportunities
  4. Positive Behavior Support

We also offer ongoing 1 hour “mini extensions” that build upon the knowledge learned during the internships and provide an opportunity for coaches and teachers to come together and learn from each other. Some topics include anti-bias education in early childhood, supporting multilingual learners, social emotional learning and trauma informed care. We will continue to add new topics across the year.

In order to support providers and coaches with the start of the new school year, we are offering mini “Back to School” professional development in mid-August and September. These 1-hour remote sessions will rotate through our “Well Organized Classroom” series and cover the following topics: managing the classroom, behavioral guidance, zoning to maximize learning, social emotional learning, modifying the Creative Curriculum and strategies for taking TSG Documentation (you can choose which sessions you would like to attend, we offer each topic on multiple dates/times). Our goal is to help you have a successful transition back into the school year! We will be offering sessions in both Spanish and English, and STARS credit will be provided. These trainings are free for any teachers/providers and coaches in the Early Achievers network (i.e., CCA, ECEAP, Head Start, etc.).

Click here to register. Please share this with any other providers or coaches in the Early Achievers network!

We are offering a variety of days and times! Here is the schedule (attendees can pick what days/times/topics they want to attend, we offer each topic 3 times over the course of late August/September):

Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26: Coach sessions: 1:00-2:00pm; Teacher/provider sessions: 3:00-4:00pm
Monday, August 29-Thursday, September 1: Coach sessions: 1:00-2:00pm; Teacher/provider sessions: 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, September 6-Thursday, September 8: Coach sessions: 1:00-2:00pm; Teacher/provider sessions: 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9/13, 9/14, 9/20, 9/21, 9/27, 9/28): Coach sessions: 1:00-2:00pm; Teacher/provider sessions: 4:00-5:00pm
Sessions in Spanish: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm/Sesiones en español: Martes de 6:00-7:00pm

All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Contact Julie Lockhart, jlcairns@uw.edu with questions or if you’d like more information.

Inclusionary Practices Project Demonstration Sites

The Haring Center has partnered with Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to create model demonstration sites highlighting inclusionary best practices statewide. Explore the IPP Demo Sites website to find impact stories, school webinars, artifacts and more.

Pyramid Model

The need for strong, effective, family-centered and anti-biased social emotional learning (SEL) frameworks is greater than ever. Young children and their families have been greatly impacted by school and childcare closures due to COVID-19 and our early learning programs have developed systems to support SEL across early childhood settings.

In partnership with Cultivate Learning, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), the Haring Center has developed a training to support social emotional tiered systems within early childhood classrooms. We have spent the past year supporting and training educators, leaders and specialists from across Washington to implement WAPM: Inclusive and Equitable Pyramid Model Practices. Our team can help your program, school or district develop an effective infrastructure to support these practices, from leadership to the classroom level, including:

  • Training on inclusive and equitable Pyramid Model practices
  • Training in practice-based coaching
  • Classroom coaching
  • Leadership consultation

Both modules are rich in content and practice that reflect the most current research and evidence-based practices in early childhood social-emotional health. Even better, it is deeply grounded in trauma-informed practice which is so needed in the education of Native American students. In addition, the Pyramid Model addresses not only explicit viewpoints on concepts such as race, culture, and ethnicity for working across cultures, but it also addresses implicit assumptions and worldviews within social and philosophical frameworks. – Swan Innovations