Training now and for the life of your program certification.
Post Certification Support
Mastering the competencies to produce successful outcomes requires training, practice and on-going coaching. Great Kids® offers competency development seminars for practitioners partnering with families to strengthen their family relationships and to 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. Program Supervisors and Managers are oriented to a wide variety of field-tested, efficient supervisory/management systems and instruments for implementing an effective home visiting program.
Tier 2 Next Generation for Home Visitors
At Great Kids we believe that participation in the Tier 1 Certification seminar is only one piece of the learning process. Research indicates that learning that occurs during a workshop is only transferred to job skills when there is additional support and accountability. This Growing Great Kids Staff Development program is designed to continue to support staff in the learning process as they begin implementation of the curriculum. Completion of this Tier 2 Certification will help anchor the Home Visitor’s ability to use the full curriculum materials in an intentional and informed manner that will result in optimizing outcomes for children and families.
Tier 2 Next Generation for Supervisors
Through this Professional Development program, supervisors have access to the same content and resources as their home visiting staff to support implementation of the curriculum. Supervisors complete this program either concurrently with their staff of prior to staff completing. This ensures that supervisors are adequately prepared to discuss each competency unit and to practice with staff as they use their skills. Reviewing unit assignments and reflections with home visiting staff is critical to successful completion.
Growing Great Kids®
Why Choose Great Kids?
Never any recurring licensing fees
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
What home visitors and parents are saying about Great Kids.
“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. Understanding the importance of parent-child interaction, bonding and attachment, understanding in what your child developmental milestones are and having them reach those milestones.”
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How to get started
Start by scheduling, at your convenience, a free 30-minute one-on-one conversation to learn if our affordable curriculum with no recurring costs is the best fit for your organization.
Schedule Your Consultation
Learn about the components of our curriculum and hear what staff and parents are saying about what makes Great Kids stand out among the rest.
Leverage the free one-on-one consultation to understand precise costs and certification requirements.
Fit and Values
Learn if our values of making children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable align with your organization.