Our Early Achievers Institutes and Training bring together experts in the field of early childhood education and expanded learning opportunities to inspire best practices


Our Early Achievers Institutes and Training bring together experts in the field of early childhood education and expanded learning opportunities to inspire best practices


Cultivate Learning held its first Early Achievers Institute in 2013. Since then, we have continued to conduct these Institutes across Washington State. Bringing together family early education providers, coaches, teachers, program directors, faculty, and wrap-around service providers to advance quality learning for all children in the State of Washington, Early Achievers Institutes offer high-quality, multilingual professional learning, and networking opportunities for  participants. 

Institutes are an opportunity for team building, community connections, and earning STARS and Clock hours. Skills-building workshops and session topics range from improving instructional support to incorporating developmental screenings. Themes include positive behavior support, STEM education, social emotional learning, restorative justice, leadership training, infant and toddler care, engaging interactions, how to use tools like Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold, and how to create high-quality learning environments. Sessions are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali. We provide additional translation services upon request.


In partnership with the Department of Children, Youth & Families, Child Care Aware of Washington, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we offer Creative Curriculum training for every role in the field, including educators, family child care providers, administrators, directors, and coaches who participate in Early Achievers.

Upcoming Early Achievers Sponsored Institutes & Training


Creative Curriculum Implementation for Teachers

More training session dates will be available soon
This two-day session guides teachers through all the components of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, including the Foundation Volumes 1-6, Teaching Guides, Mighty Minutes, Intentional Teaching Cards, and Book Discussion Cards. Through small-group and individual activities, teachers learn how the components work together and how to use them to carry out project-based investigations in the classroom. Peer discussions and hands-on exploration of the components help teachers feel confident as they plan and implement the curriculum. (Participants must bring their own set of Foundation books to the training.)

Upcoming Trainings:
Date: December 17-18, 2018
Location: ESD 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, Washington
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2018, 5 pm


Coaching to Fidelity for Administrators and Coaches

More training session dates will be available soon
This one-day session introduces participants to the fidelity materials produced for the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The Coaching to Fidelity workbook provides coaching strategies for the physical environment, daily structure, teacher-child interactions, assessment, and partnering with families. Through peer discussions and hands-on exercises, participants learn how to interpret each fidelity item and use the scoring system to measure fidelity. (Coaching to Fidelity workbooks and tools are provided to participants at the training.)

Registration: Coming Soon

Past Early Achievers Sponsored Institutes & Training


Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support: an Early Achievers Institute

August 13-16, 2018
Audience: Coaches, Preschool Teachers, Families, Childcare Providers for Infants & Toddlers, and Program Leaders will engage with teams in a variety of areas, including social emotional learning, race and equity, positive behavior support, and adult resiliency and wellness. Somali & Spanish language sessions will be provided, and additional translations/interpretations services will be provided as requested.
Location: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Seaport, Renton, WA


Nurturing Learning: The Latest Science on Young Children’s Learning and the Outdoors

August 5-8, 2018
This institute is open to all Early Achievers participants (from any region) interested in increasing and improving opportunities for children to learn in the outdoors.
Location: IslandWood, Bainbridge Island, Washington


Central Washington Early Achievers Bilingual Institute

July 13-15, 2018
This will be a bilingual (Spanish/English) institute highlighting best practices in positive behavior support, STEAM, and more.
Location: Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Center, Yakima, Washington

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