Focus on building skills.
Great Kids™ offers competency development seminars for practitioners partnering with families to strengthen their family relationships and optimize the development and health outcomes for their children. Our job specific certifications focus on building staff skills for implementing effective parenting and early childhood programs at all program levels.
Job Specific Certification Products
Parent Survey for Community Outreach
Parent Survey is a systematic approach for determining which of the families in your community will benefit most from home visiting and the other resources available for parents and young children. This certification seminar provides an orientation to a wide variety of field-tested strategies for building valuable skills necessary for engaging parents in trusting relationships as well as a thorough review of this easy to use, validated tool for helping assess the family’s strengths and their stressors.
Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting
A skill-driven seminar, with infant mental health and strength-based, solution-focused communication at its core. Integrated Strategies enhances participants’ competencies for building trusting, empathic relationships with program families. Home Visitors learn to strengthen family foundations and support networks by cultivating the growth of secure attachment relationships, addressing concerns with highly stressed families and helping them to build protective buffers for their children. The knowledge and skills acquired in this seminar are essential to achieving strong outcomes in all home visiting models.
The Effective Home Visitor (available early 2021)
This course focuses on several specific strategies for developing trusting relationships with families that motivate them to provide responsive, loving care for their children. Home Visitors will be supported to enhance their understanding of foundational family partnerships and grow concrete strategies that can be translated into practice with program families.
From our Partners
What supervisors, home visitors, and parents are saying about Great Kids.
"I was looking for a foundational training for my home visitors that was comprehensive and focused on practical application. I needed something that would meet the needs of home visitors with different levels of education. This seminar was just the best!"
"I just wanted to let you know GGK is going great here. I am working with a couple who is just soaking it up! Their confidence as parents has increased, and I’ve only been with them for about 2 months now! They are very receptive to the curriculum, and that helps make my job so much easier, and so much more fun and productive.”