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Reflective Practice Training

Free to Parent Aware Coaches and PDAs!

NOTE: If you are a Parent Aware coach or PDA registering for this training, please use the code PAware on the payment page--insert this code in the appropriate box. Eligibility will be confirmed with DHS and the CCA Coordinating office before your registration is accepted.

Training Description

Reflective consultation to child care (early care and education) is a partnering relationship between the consultant and the child care providers/teachers, administration and families (either center or family-based), the goal of which is to facilitate quality care for children. Reflective consultation involves attending to the feelings and experiences of the adults as well as those of the children because it is within these relationships where learning and change can take place. This training will integrate both theory and practice strategies in reflective consultation that is specifically geared to Parent Aware Quality Coaching.

Out-of-state participants are welcome at this training.

Trainers: Christopher Watson and Jill Hennes

Maximum number of participants: 30

Cost: $100

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Scheduled Training

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Biological Sciences Building, 1455 Gortner Avenue, Room 12, St. Paul, MN, 55108. Register online. Directions and parking.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your registration at least 14 days before the start date of the training, a full refund will be made.
  • If you cancel your registration less than 14 days before the start date of the training, no refund will be given.

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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