Great Kids offers a host of advanced skill building seminars for home visitors, parent survey specialist and their supervisors. For more information on these and other seminars, please contact us.
All GKI trainings and technical assistance are grounded in our strength-based, family-centered philosophy.
Growing Great Kids, a highly engaging, interactive parenting and child development curriculum, is also a two-year professional staff development program implemented by the on-site program supervisor.
Training and resource materials emphasize the practical “how-to’s” based on real program experience. We take the guesswork out of staff’s daily work with families and caregivers. Our innovative and practical strategies are founded on more than two decades of experience in the work, based on best practice, and supported by research.
The strength-based Parent Survey allows you to reach out to all parents in your community from a positive, family focused perspective.
Technical assistance is available from professionals who have decades of hands-on experience in every aspect of family support and child care giving programs.
Selected training seminars and materials are available in Spanish, as well as English.
There has been much confusion about what is meant by being "strength based." It is important to emphasize that being strength based does not mean simply focusing on positives and ignoring concerns or fabricating strengths that do not exist. Rather, it means figuring out ways to recognize and utilize genuine parent/family strengths to allow building onto existing competencies and effectively addressing concerns. Strength based programs believe that parents have the resources to learn new skills and solve problems and therefore involve them in the process of discovery, learning, and coping with the challenges they may face.
“The answer provided to our question is consistent with the work I know you all do: thoughtful, articulate, and encouraging. Thank you for all the work you do to improve the work we do!”
- Infant/Toddler Teacher, Florida
Training available in English and Spanish!