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Early Learning

Our early learning professional development programming maintains its focus on meeting educator and child needs, with the ultimate goal of setting our youngest learners on paths to being fully prepared for kindergarten.

As we strive to support early childhood educators and the systems in which they work, we are developing a network of strategic partnerships that strengthen the early childcare provider ecosystem. Coupled with creating more credentialing pathways in English and Spanish for early childhood educators to further professional and educational goals, we are able to support advancements in educators’ knowledge, skills, and careers while ultimately preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Since the system’s launch in 2015, Flamingo Early Learning has delivered more than 600,000 hours of online content to over 33,000 early childhood professionals. 

Our Programs

Online Instruction

1,000+ hours of professional learning content in English and Spanish that covers a wide range of early childhood education topics.
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Coaching Certification

Eight-month online program leads participants through a job-embedded coaching certification that prepares them to support early childhood educators in the classroom. Learn more.

Instructional Leadership Development

Tailored professional learning experience designed to deepen the expertise of instructional leaders in early childhood education settings.
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Community of Practice Facilitator Training

Online or in-person collaborative program that prepares participants to effectively lead and facilitate productive, goal-oriented meetings.
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Supporting Learning in Preschool Classrooms Course

This course provides preschool teachers with strategies designed to improve classroom instruction in preschool settings.
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Improvement in Teacher and Program Quality

  • Of early learning providers that engaged in one year of Flamingo early learning professional development, 79% observed improved CLASS and CQI quality levels
  • Early learning providers that continuously engaged in Lastinger professional development for more than three years had an average of 27% improvement in program quality

Overall Improvement in Direct Child Outcomes

Children of practitioners engaging in two or more years of Lastinger professional development had a 23% higher average developmental growth rate, and higher overall growth scores in five domains as compared to children in non-Lastinger classrooms.

Early Learning Research

Discover how our early learning programs have impacted teaching and learning. 

Programs in Action

Discover how our early learning programs are being implemented in local contexts.