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myTeachstone Pilot

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County was selected by First 5 California to pilot the myTeachstone online coaching  resource in local early learning settings as a professional development opportunity for family childcare providers.

MyTeachstone is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online system that is designed for owners/operators, teachers, assistants, coaches, coordinators, and mentors. It is built on strong research foundations that emphasize six key principles in supporting teacher growth:

  • Use of coaching to support the transfer to practice
  • Frequent contact between coaches and teachers
  • Strong teacher-coach relationships
  • Group involvement in professional development
  • Use of video to focus teachers' professional lens
  • Data-driven, individualized coaching supports

As part of the pilot, FIRST 5 has provided 96 family childcare providers with a free, year-long subscription to the online coaching platform. The pilot aims to enhance the existing SEEDS of Early Literacy for childcare providers program and help develop professional learning communities across local family childcare home education networks.

Click here to learn more about myTeachstone.