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

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Our Early Achievers Institutes and trainings 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

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Creative Curriculum Implementation for Teachers

This two-day series 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.)

Date: June 11-12, 2019, 2019
Location: Moses Lake, WA

Past Early Achievers Sponsored Institutes & Training

2019 Central Washington Institute

March 29-31, 2019 / 29-31 de marzo del 2019

Equity in Early Learning an Early Achievers Institute

  • Evidence-based strategies for family engagement
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Providing high quality environments and interactions
  • Supporting dual-language learners
  • Leadership

La Equidad en el Aprendizaje Temprano un Instituto de Early Achievers

  • Estrategias basadas en la evidencia para involucrar a las familias
  • Aprendizaje social y emocional
  • Proporcionar entornos e interacciones de alta calidad
  • Apoyar a los niños que aprenden en dos idiomas
  • Liderazgo

Location: Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

2018 PBS Institute

Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support: An Early Achievers Institute

August 13-16, 2018
Coaches, Preschool Teachers, Families, Childcare Providers for Infants & Toddlers, and Program Leaders engaged in a variety of topics, including social emotional learning, race and equity, positive behavior support, and adult resiliency and wellness.

Location: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Seaport, Renton, WA

2018 Outdoor Institute

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

August 5-8, 2018
This institute focused on increasing and improving opportunities for children to learn in the outdoors.

Location: IslandWood, Bainbridge Island, WA

2018 Central Washington

Central Washington Early Achievers Bilingual Institute

July 13-15, 2018
This bilingual (Spanish/English) institute highlighted best practices in positive behavior support, STEAM, and more.

Location: Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Center, Yakima, WA

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