The Exchange Family Center’s Early Childhood Outreach program (EChO) facilitates a free yearly seminar for Durham County childcare providers of children ages 2-5. The seminar is based upon theTeaching Pyramid, an evidence-based model that systematically addresses the components of a classroom and focuses on decreasing challenging behaviors. Teachers leave each session with new strategies to improve the functioning of their classroom while preparing their students for school and beyond.
The seminar meets 8 times throughout the year– once per month from August to April (skipping December). Additionally, all participants are matched with an EChO Coach who meets with the participant and observes in their classroom twice per month. This strategic coaching is provided to assist participants in the implementation of seminar strategies in their classroom. The seminar is free and all participants receive DCDEE credits with the potential of receiving CEU credits. Teacher/co-teacher/assistant/director pairs are especially encouraged to apply!
To learn more and to receive an application, please contact Aviva Starr:email@example.com. Placement in the seminar is determined by application, and space is limited. Applications are due on July 24th. For more information, please click here.
The Exhange Family Center’s EChO program offers consultation services and support to child care providers and families when a young child’s behavior presents a challenge in the classroom. EChO is funded by the Partnership through Smart Start.