About SEEDS (Strategies for Enhancing Early Developmental Success)
SEEDS is an integrated series of trauma-informed programs to support professionals and parents/caregivers who care for young children.
SEEDS programs equip adults with the knowledge and skills needed to build nurturing relationships with young children that will allow them to develop self-regulation skills.
While especially suited to children who have experienced early adversities, SEEDS emphasizes skills that can be utilized with all children. SEEDS is research-based, focusing on skills rooted in attachment theory and found to be predictive of children’s emotional and social wellbeing, school readiness, and long-term school success.
SEEDS Trauma-Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (currently enrolling!)
This 4-part virtual professional development series focuses on utilizing trauma-informed practices to co-regulate effectively with young children by recognizing, understanding, and responding to their cues in hot and cool moments.
Each of the four parts of the series is 90 minutes of activities and discussions that make for a uniquely engaging professional development experience.
In total, this series provides 6 hours of specialized training in trauma-informed care for young children.
The series is appropriate for participants of all educational backgrounds and functional areas, especially those who work with young children (birth to 5 years old) and families.
Facilitator resources and participant materials are available in English, Spanish, and Korean. A parent/caregiver version of this program is currently in development.
SEEDS Trauma-Informed Care for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
This in-person, 6-session professional development program promotes key skills foundational to young children’s school readiness and wellbeing, including emotion regulation, behavioral control, and executive functioning.
Each of the six sessions in the program is three hours of hands-on and team-based activities, designed to build connections between professionals, enhance peer support amongst staff, and promote workforce wellbeing and resilience.
In total, this program provides 18 hours of specialized training in trauma-informed care for young children, focused on how to build nurturing relationships with children, support children’s development of self-regulation skills, strengthen home-school connections, and empower parents and caregivers to become more engaged in their children’s learning experiences.
The program is appropriate for participants of all educational backgrounds and functional areas, especially those who work with young children (birth to 8 years old) and families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this in-person program is currently on hiatus.
SEEDS Facilitator Training + Ongoing Implementation Support (currently enrolling!)
SEEDS Facilitator Training prepares professionals to implement SEEDS programs with providers and parents and caregivers in their communities. Community-based facilitators learn the research basis for the series, practice facilitating session activities, and learn best practices for leading in-person and/or virtual trainings.
They also receive implementation support through the SEEDS Facilitator Learning Center and Connection Cafés. The Facilitator Learning Center offers online access to digital files of session guides, slide decks, and handouts for providers and parents/caregivers (all in English, Spanish, and Korean), as well as demonstration videos. Connection Cafés provide opportunities for live consultation and collaboration with both the SEEDS team and other facilitators.
SEEDS Facilitator Training is appropriate for coaches/consultants/trainers who support direct service providers (i.e., early childhood professionals, early educators, and childcare providers).
SEEDS Early Childhood Professionals Learning Community
The SEEDS Learning Community is an online space available exclusively to professionals after completing SEEDS programs.
The 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. Members can also access a robust library of handouts, activity guides, and videos, many of which are available in English and Spanish.