TFC Coaches Improve Classroom Learning

CLASS Institute Results

TFC Coaches Improve Classroom Learning

TFC’s roots in training child care providers and early educators date back to a World War II effort to provide care for children whose parents were working in support of the war. Over the past 75 years, we’ve made significant changes. One of the most notable changes was the addition of the CLASS Institute last year — a 12-month training series that improves interactions between teachers and children in early learning programs.

CLASS Institute is unique in many ways, but its most valuable characteristic may be its ability to cater the programming to each teachers unique needs. TFC coaches administer pre- and post-assessments to survey teacher’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

The first group of participants completed the series in August 2018, and we’re excited to show you some of the results.

  • One hundred percent of teachers met improvement goals in the following areas:
    • Emotional Support: Positive relationships among teachers and children, teachers’ abilities to support social and emotional functioning in the classroom.
    • Classroom Organization: Well-managed classrooms that provide children with frequent, engaging learning activities.
    • Instructional Support: Interactions that teach children to think, provide ongoing feedback and support, and facilitate language development.
  • Eighty-four hours of training were provided.
  • Four hundred and sixty-three hours of coaching were provided.
  • Eight hundred and seventy children at 19 child care centers were served.

With 100 percent of participants meeting the post-assessment target, this means every teacher made significant improvements in the quality of their interactions with the children in their classroom and that the overall classroom environment has improved.

By supporting teachers, we’re not simply helping the students in their classrooms today, this work has the potential to help generation of young students prepare for success in school and life.

Make a donation today and help teachers make the most of the time they spend with young children.