Tools for Coaches
A Coach's Binder
Here is a collection of resources to help in your work with Early Childhood professionals around the state of Colorado. In this digital binder, you can find documents FOR YOUR INFORMATION such as a chart of Coaching Roles and Modes of Coaching: Consulting, Collaborating, and Cognitive Coaching that will serve as a reminder of what it is that providers need as far as professional support. There is also The ABC’s of Writing Goals which is a great tool created by the Clayton Institute to ensure that goals are thoughtful and intentional.
The next portion of the binder is related directly to the Qualistar Rating™. Here, we have gathered documents such as A Guide to the Qualistar Rating™, and The Rating Criteria Chart that are great resources when talking with a provider who is considering participating in the Qualistar Rating™ process. You can also find Helpful Hints for Your Learning Environment Observation that serves as an abbreviated summary of the ERS tools and a Sample Plan for Family Partnerships that is to serve as a resource when helping programs develop an individual plan for supporting partnerships with familes. For hints to help programs submit electronic family surveys, please refer to the Electronic Family Questionnare Tipsheet There is also a list of the Qualistar Colorado approved Translating Services for use with providers who have foreign transcripts. And, of course, we included more helpful information on Substantial Portion of the Day (ECERS-R) and Much of the Day (ITERS-R and FCCERS-R).
Next, are documents FOR YOUR USE. Here, you can find Helpful Links where we have gathered a short list of websites to support you in your work. There is also a Suggested Format for Your Biography; this is a great tool to leave with a provider after meeting with them for the first time. And finally, there are Infant Meal Guides, Preschool Meal Guides, Child Care Weather Watch, and The New Crib Standards, and a Consultation and Observation chart for ECERS-R, ITERS-R, and FCCERS-R.
All of us at Qualistar Colorado and the Quality Improvement Department hope this collection of documents proves useful and we welcome any feedback and additions that would further enhance the Coaches’ Binder.