Early Childhood Professionals
SEEDS professional development programs are designed for professionals and paraprofessionals whose work impacts young children, including program directors, administrators, supervisors, teachers, classroom aides, childcare providers, home visitors, social workers, and mental health providers.
SEEDS programs support early childhood professionals in building nurturing relationships with young children and leveraging play to promote children’s school readiness and self-regulation skills. These skills are foundational to children’s emotional and social development and early learning and are essential for a successful start in school and wellbeing throughout life.
When early childhood professionals participate in SEEDS, they practice trauma-informed, attachment-based skills during SEEDS sessions, try out those skills between sessions in their settings, and then share their experiences at subsequent sessions to receive actionable feedback. This process helps participants connect knowing and doing to bridge the “application gap.”
Early childhood professionals also receive ongoing support from SEEDS. After completing SEEDS programs, professionals will receive exclusive access to the SEEDS Learning Community. The virtual Learning Community provides an opportunity for professionals to seek consultation from the SEEDS team, collaborate with other members to customize SEEDS skills to their own settings, problem-solve challenges, and share resources.
We are currently offering SEEDS Trauma-Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and SEEDS Facilitator Training for the series.
After completing SEEDS Facilitator Training, professionals will be able to facilitate the SEEDS Trauma-Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschools series and will also gain access to the Sprouts: A SEEDS Program for Parents and Caregivers series.