Coaching for early childhood educators and leaders is a proven, effective form of professional development. Research shows that quality coaching leads to sustained, positive change in practice to create the safe, nurturing, and stimulating experiences that young children need.
The Institute has been involved with many aspects of coaching for early childhood education professionals in New York. We have worked closely with state partners to develop the infrastructure needed to recognize coaching as professional development. We have also experimented with providing coaching in different settings and models to determine what is most effective for sustained change and growth.
Learn the competencies and skills it takes to provide effective relationship-based professional development
The Institute worked with key partners to develop the NYS Coaching Competencies.
NYS Training and Technical Assistance Professional (T-TAP) Credential - Coaching Designation is a credential offered by the New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC).
Find coaches around New York State to access rich, relationship-based professional development
The Institute Coaches provide individualized, reflective coaching to Early Childhood professionals in order to meet their self-identified, competency-based professional development goals.
The Aspire Registry (New York's Registry for early childhood professionals) has a directory of all T-TAP coaches in New York.