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CLASS™ Pre-K Observation Training

Training Description

The CLASS™ is a multifaceted observation system that requires training to use it appropriately. This two-day in-person training offered by certified CLASS™ trainers covers the instrument and provides opportunities to score video segments in preparation for the online reliability testing. Additionally, participants must complete 3-4 hours of pre-training exercises and readings and schedule approximately 8 hours additional time after the training to complete the reliability testing. Passing the Teachstone online test is necessary to become a reliable CLASS™ observer. Those interested in training others to become reliable observers must attend a Train-the-Trainer session offered via Teachstone.

As a Parent Aware partner, CEED offers the Pre-K version of this training in order to build capacity for CLASS™ observations and coaching. Parent Aware is the Minnesota Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Maximum audience size: 17

Cost: $300 per person

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for two days

Lunch is not included; however, a lunch break will be provided.

Registration for Upcoming Scheduled Trainings

  • Duluth, MN, June 26-27, 2017. Comfort Suites Canal Park, 408 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN, 55802. Register online.
  • Bemidji, MN, August 14-15, 2017. Hampton Inn & Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive SE, Bemidji, MN, 56601. Register by Friday, July 28. Register online.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your registration at least one month before the start date of the training, a full refund will be made.
  • If you cancel your registration less than one month before the start date of the training, no refund will be given. However, you may opt to defer your paid registration to a later training.
  • Contact Karen Anderson at or 612-625-6617 to make arrangements for either option.

Schedule a Training for Your Group

Trainings may be scheduled upon request. Complete the Training Services Request Form or contact Kristina Erstad-Sankey at 612-625-6397 or

Fees and Terms

Related Resources

CEED Quality Interaction Video Library

Purchase a subscription to view and download video clips that provide Minnesota-specific examples of strategies and teaching and which measure concepts of quality interactions. For use in quality coaching by Minnesota Center for Professional Development approved early childhood professional development providers only. For Minnesota residents and organizations only. 

Read more about the Video Library and purchase a subscription.

CLASS™ Modules

Choose between viewing these learning modules for free or earning a continuing education certificate for 1 clock hour towards professional development by completing a pre- and post-test and viewing a learning module.


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