Curricula & Certification Seminars

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Support your Program with our Curricula and Certification Seminars

Great Kids offers evidence-based curricula and tailored training to support successful program outcomes at all levels. In addition to our foundational certifications, we also include Tier II Certification that will elevate your confidence and competence in home visiting practices. Access to Tier II is included in the purchase of your GGK Next Generation Curriculum set. For more details, check out the options below.

If you’re not an existing partner of Great Kids curricula, please visit our New To Great Kids area to learn more about how to get started.

Next Generation Prenatal – 36 Months

Tier I Certification Training

The GGK® Next Generation P-36 Tier I seminar consists of approximately 30-35 hours of learning content to be completed over five days, Monday through Friday. The seminar consists of a blended learning approach including 9 hours of live webinars, a one-on-one session with a trainer, and independent, on line learning.

By the end of this seminar learners will:

  • Be prepared to use the curriculum with families the following week,
  • Learn to navigate the materials in order to use them to best meet each family’s needs,
  • Develop an understanding of the design and function of the Fidelity Guide as well as other unique elements of the curriculum, and
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Key Ingredients, including how and why they are foundational and how to use them in every visit.
Transition Training for Home Visitors and Supervisors

This training is provided for certified 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 R ECOMMENDED 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. By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Set realistic expectations for themselves, the families they work with, and staff while transitioning to the Next Generation curriculum,
  • Be ready to practice using the Next Generation curriculum in home visits, and
  • Envision their journey to using the GGK® Next Generation version with fidelity.
Tier II Certification For Programs Transitioning to Next Generation

At Great Kids® we believe that learning is transferred to job skills when there is additional support and accountability. 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. This course also has no restrictions on the order in which you complete the modules. Feel free to use this training resource as a reference and learning tool as you gain knowledge and skills in using the GGK® Next Generation P-36 curriculum set.

Tier II Certification Training for Home Visitors

For Programs Transitioning to Next Generation

At Great Kids® we believe that learning is transferred to job skills when there is additional support and accountability. 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. This course also has no restrictions on the order in which you complete the modules. Feel free to use this training resource as a reference and learning tool as you gain knowledge and skills in using the GGK® Next Generation P-36 curriculum set.

Tier II Certification Training for Supervisors

Training for Supervisors

Great Kids® believes that supervisors play an integral role in a home visitor’s Tier II learning. As home visitors are encouraged to model the behaviors they want to see families practicing, supervisors are encouraged to demonstrate the behaviors they want to see home visitors demonstrating with the families they visit. 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 on line content alongside your staff or prior to home visitors completing the course. By the end of the course you will be able to support staff to:

  • Promote family engagement,
  • Describe cultural humility and how to provide culturally responsive services,
  • Build relationship-based partnerships with families,
  • Cultivate the growth of secure attachment relationships,
  • Support family interactions that optimize growth and development,
  • Nurture resilient families that balance risk and protective factors,
  • Encourage integrated family wellness, and
  • Sustain effective professional practices.

GGK® for Preschoolers:

Tier I Certification Training

The GGK® Next Generation P-36 Tier I seminar consists of approximately 30-35 hours of learning content to be completed over five days, Monday through Friday. The seminar consists of a blended learning approach including 9 hours of live webinars, a one-on-one session with a trainer, and independent, on line learning.

By the end of this seminar learners will:

  • Be prepared to use the curriculum with families the following week,
  • Learn to navigate the materials in order to use them to best meet each family’s needs,
  • Develop an understanding of the design and function of the Fidelity Guide as well as other unique elements of the curriculum, and
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Key Ingredients, including how and why they are foundational and how to use them in every visit.
Transition Training for Home Visitors and Supervisors

This training is provided for certified 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 R ECOMMENDED 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. By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Set realistic expectations for themselves, the families they work with, and staff while transitioning to the Next Generation curriculum,
  • Be ready to practice using the Next Generation curriculum in home visits, and
  • Envision their journey to using the GGK® Next Generation version with fidelity.
Tier II Certification For Programs Transitioning to Next Generation

At Great Kids® we believe that learning is transferred to job skills when there is additional support and accountability. 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. This course also has no restrictions on the order in which you complete the modules. Feel free to use this training resource as a reference and learning tool as you gain knowledge and skills in using the GGK® Next Generation P-36 curriculum set.

Tier II Certification Training for Home Visitors

For Programs Transitioning to Next Generation

At Great Kids® we believe that learning is transferred to job skills when there is additional support and accountability. 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. This course also has no restrictions on the order in which you complete the modules. Feel free to use this training resource as a reference and learning tool as you gain knowledge and skills in using the GGK® Next Generation P-36 curriculum set.

Tier II Certification Training for Supervisors

Training for Supervisors

Great Kids® believes that supervisors play an integral role in a home visitor’s Tier II learning. As home visitors are encouraged to model the behaviors they want to see families practicing, supervisors are encouraged to demonstrate the behaviors they want to see home visitors demonstrating with the families they visit. 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 on line content alongside your staff or prior to home visitors completing the course. By the end of the course you will be able to support staff to:

  • Promote family engagement,
  • Describe cultural humility and how to provide culturally responsive services,
  • Build relationship-based partnerships with families,
  • Cultivate the growth of secure attachment relationships,
  • Support family interactions that optimize growth and development,
  • Nurture resilient families that balance risk and protective factors,
  • Encourage integrated family wellness, and
  • Sustain effective professional practices.

Testimonials

What home visitors and parents are saying about Great Kids.

Photo of Traycee Miller Family Support Specialist, Healthy Families Georgia.

“The Growing Great Kids curriculum means that I have the opportunity of sharing such valuable information and lots of information with families that I serve. Information that has been researched and is evidence based, but not only that, information that is very supporting and encouraging in understanding parenting. "

Traycee Miller

Family Support Specialist, Healthy Families Georgia

Image of video still from testimonial video by Jennifer Gutierrez of Stanislaus County Office of Education.

"We came across Great Kids, Growing Great Kids and it didn’t take us very long at all to read and understand that Great Kids had a curriculum that aligns perfectly with everything that we need here for our early home-based programs."

Jennifer Gutierrez

Child Development Specialist, Stanislaus County Office of Education

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