Certification Options for Competency Development

Mastering competencies to produce successful outcomes requires training, practice and on-going coaching.

Focus on building skills. 

Competency Development

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!"

Program Manager

 California

"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.”

Home Visitor

Kentucky

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Growing Great Kids® Next Generation P-36

Our latest effort to support the work of Home Visiting, our Growing Great Kids® Next Generation (GGK®) Curriculum materials.

GGK® for Preschoolers

A Curriculum & Certification Program for Home Visitors aimed at fostering the growth of nurturing, developmentally enriched parenting skills, building protective factors for children 3 to 5 years old.

Other Products and Training

Great Kids™ is dedicated to supporting programs and practitioners with a variety of curricula and training options.

How to Get Started

Start by scheduling a free 30-minute webinar to learn more about how your organization might benefit from Great Kids™ affordable curriculum with no recurring costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Our New Customers

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For Our Existing Customers

Thank you for being part of the Great Kids™ family of agencies and programs. Support from Great Kids™ is just a click or phone call away.

Pre and Post Certification Products

All the tools you need to start using Great Kids™ Curriculum right away and to continue to enhance the effectiveness of your program. 

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Existing Customer FAQs

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Pricing Information for Existing Customers

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About Great Kids™

In partnership with home visitors, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable.

Research

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.

Alignment With Program Models

Our curricula are flexible enough to be used within a multitude of program models.

Protective Factors

The research-based principles of the Protective Factors Framework were foundational in the development of the Growing Great Kids® Curriculum.

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