About this Program
Top-quality instruction and caregiving from an early age can make a major difference in children’s subsequent educational achievement and well-being. Highly trained early childhood coaches are a crucial part of this effort.
In this certificate program, we’ll examine the guiding principles and key skills of Practice-Based Coaching in early learning environments. You’ll deepen your understanding of foundational coaching practices that promote engaging interactions and positive behavior support through culturally responsive relationships, development of shared goals, focused observation, reflection and feedback. You’ll also develop an understanding of trauma and how to engage in coaching for equity and trauma-informed care.
Experienced early childhood coaches and educators.
Apply for a Scholarship
You may be able to access scholarships or professional development funds through your agency or program. In Washington state, all early childhood educators who are residents of Washington state are encouraged to apply for the Early Learning and Equity Scholarship administered through University of Washington’s College of Education.
Coaches in other states or coaching systems may have similar opportunities.
Earn Credit Toward Your Degree
By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to nine credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into a UW undergraduate or graduate degree program. Because policies vary, check with your intended degree program to make sure the credits will apply before you register. Credits may also count toward degree requirements at other institutions.
This program is offered by the UW College of Education. For more information and to apply, visit the Certificate in Practice-Based Coaching page on UW’s Cultivate Learning website.