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Coaching Certification Program

Early Learning Coaching

Data indicate that high-quality coaching positively affects teachers’ practices across differing measures of instructional qualityleading to improvement in children’s language, literacy and social-emotional development. 

Our Coaching Certification program develops early childhood professionals’ skills to deliver high-impact, teacher-centered coaching support. Participants learn the fundamentals of coaching, strategies that aid in goal-setting and modeling best practices. It also informs their instruction by teaching them how to effectively collect and use data to engage in coaching conversations that lead to improved teacher practice and child outcomes.

“The coaching certification content has helped me become a better listener and I have learned how to ask better questions. It has also helped me become more data-driven.”

Early learning coach

Intended Participants

Professionals who work with early childhood education teachers, leaders and administrative-level providers.

Our ten-module, online certification program is facilitated by certified Lastinger coaches and can be completed in eight months.

Contact Ken Buchanan at for more information.

The Lastinger Center offers tailored online and in-person coaching certification programs for early learning, K-12 instructional, and literacy coaches.


teachers who engaged in professional development with coaching support demonstrated mastery of the content


average gain of CLASS composite score for early learning providers who engaged with a certified coach

Flamingo Early Learning Coaching Cycle

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