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GGK® Next Generation Prenatal-36 Months Curriculum Series
Included with GGK® Next Generation Prenatal-36 Months Curriculum Series:
The Curriculum Series Includes:
- Jump Start Manual: This manual contains valuable conversation guides for introducing the Key Ingredients and several introductory family modules.
- Key Ingredients Ring: This product includes durable, laminated versions of all Key Ingredient handouts (Prenatal and P-36 versions) and a Feeling Words list.
- 6 Development-Based Manuals
The Development-Based Manuals are updated, based on the latest research in the field, and contain conversation guides for use with families. Each manual supports parents and home visitors to individualize the curriculum to reflect each family’s needs, interests, and goals.
- Birth to 6 Months
- 7 to 12 Months
- 13 to 18 Months
- 19 to 24 Months
- 25 to 36 Months
- Fidelity Guide: This manual is a reference guide for Home Visitors that will walk them through all “Best-Practice Recommendations” and give much detail about several topics of importance to their implementation of the Growing Great Kids Next Generation curriculum.
- Growing Great Families Manual: This manual focuses on strengthening families, stress management, life skills, building protective buffers, and promoting parental resilience.
- Electronic Access to Additional Resources:
- Parent Handouts
- GGK Next Generation Documentation Checklists
- Key Ingredients Certificates
- GGK GPS Tool
Tier 1 Certification Training is Included
The Next Generation Certification Seminar is an engaging, enriching, and fun learning experience facilitated by a Great Kids Trainer. The seminar is a blended-learning program consisting of five days of training with 6 hours of instructor-led virtual instruction and approximately 18 hours of independent, online learning to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the GGK P-36 Curriculum. It includes an orientation call prior to the scheduled seminar week to support participants with familiarizing themselves with the technology, answering any general questions and setting expectations for the virtual seminar week.
Transition Training for Home Visitors and Supervisors
This training is provided for home visitors and supervisors who are transitioning from the classic version of our Growing Great Kids P-36 curriculum to the Next Generation series. Although re-certification is not required to use the GGK Next Generation version if you are already certified, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend this one-day, complimentary training to support knowledge and skills in using Growing Great Kids Next Generation. This 1-day training, facilitated by a Great Kids Trainer via video conference, is comprised of two 3-hour sessions with an hour break.
Our curricula are flexible enough to be used within most program models. Great Kids® (GK) curricula, certification programs, and professional development resources, practitioners enhance their ability to engage parents and motivate them to be their child’s first and most important teacher; all within the context of their own family values, traditions, and culture. GGK® is endorsed by Healthy Families America and is identified by Head Start as a promising research-based curriculum with clear alignment to the Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.
Great Kids seminars and the Growing Great Kids® curriculum include practical strategies for strengthening protective factors for highly stressed families.
A Research-Based Curriculum
Great Kids has incorporated decades of theoretical and empirical foundations regarding the kinds of interventions that have been shown to make a difference for children into the Growing Great Kids® Prenatal to 5 Years and Growing Great Families® curricula.
Options for Lifelong Learners:
Tier II Certification: Training for Home Visitors
The Growing Great Kids Staff Development program is designed to continue to support home visitors in the learning process as they begin the implementation of the curriculum. Get started by contacting Partner Support.
Tier II: For Programs Transitioning to Next Generation
This course has been added as a resource for program staff transitioning from GGK Classic to the Next Generation version. There are no requirements to complete this training if you have already completed Tier 2 Premium or an earlier version of Tier 2. Get started by contacting Partner Support.
Tier II: Training for Supervisors
To best support you in your role as a supervisor, we provide you with access to the Growing Great Kids Next Generation Tier II for Supervisors course. We encourage you to complete the online content alongside your staff or prior to home visitors completing the course. Get started by contacting Partner Support.
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Over 37,000 people have been trained to use the Great Kids curricula
Protective Factors – GGK Constructs
Research informed constructs embedded in the Protective Factors Framework
Alignment with Head Start
The Growing Great Kids Home Based Curricula Series exceeds all Head Start Curriculum requirements
Evidenced Based Research
As evidenced by seven independent evaluations, the GGK Curriculum produces outstanding results
Specialized Training Programs
On-site and virtual training options available
Healthy Families America
The Growing Great Kids curriculum aligns with and builds upon the HFA model approach