SPARK Group Coaching

SPARK Group Coaching is a virtual coaching opportunity for programs to gain knowledge around various topics with the help of a Coach and Peers. These virtual coaching sessions cover topics including Infant Toddler, Paths to QUALITY™ Level Advancement, Paths to QUALITY™ Level Maintenance, Active Supervision and PEER Group Learning. Each group coaching opportunity is 2-3 months long and an excellent opportunity to learn and ask questions from a coach and a small group of colleagues!

Learn and grow in a collaborative environment with like-minded providers on similar paths to improving their programs with high-quality care and education.

Registration is now open for July 2024 Group Coaching Opportunities!


Is SPARK Group Coaching for me?

SPARK recommends Group Coaching Cohorts for:

  • Family Childcare owners or directors
  • Child Care Center or Ministry owners or directors
  • Administrators/Principals
  • Educational leadership individuals
  • New program leaders
Program Leaders wanting to offer high-quality care, education and learn more; advance in Paths to QUALITY™; or explore ways to enhance an Infant Toddler environment could benefit from participating in a SPARK group coaching cohort.

Paths to QUALITY™ and Accreditation Group Coaching / Paths to QUALITY™ y cohortes de acreditación

Individuals who would like to offer high-quality care and education and learn more or advance in Paths to QUALITY™, or learn how to begin the Accreditation process could benefit from participating in a SPARK cohort. Cohorts meet weekly with Paths to QUALITY cohorts meeting for 6 weeks and Accreditation cohorts meeting for 10 weeks.

PTQ Level 2 Advancement for Facilities: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 9 to August 20

PTQ Level 2 Advancement for Homes: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 15 to August 26 

PTQ Avance de nivel 3 (en Español): martes a 12 p.m. ET de 16 de julio a 20 de agosto

NECPA Accreditation: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from July 10 to September 25 

NAEYC Accreditation: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. from July 16 to September 24

NAFCC Accreditation: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from July 17 to September 25

Infant Toddler Group Coaching

Join us for an opportunity to enhance your infant/toddler environment by participating in a group coaching forum among your peers!

At the end of our group learning sessions, program leaders will have a plan to enhance their interactions and environment and be able to explain the advantages of having an appropriate environment for infants and toddlers. Through peer-to-peer learning and coaching, participants will develop and/or implement a plan to enhance their interactions and environments with infants and toddlers at the end of the five weeks together.

Infant Toddler for Facilities: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 11 to August 15

Infant Toddler for Homes: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 18 to August 22

Español bebés y niños pequeños: miércoles a 12 p.m. ET de 17 de julio a 14 de agosto

Active Supervision

Join our Active Supervision Group Coaching program to enhance child care safety and well-being! This five-week program empowers program leaders with the knowledge and strategies for implementing high standards of active supervision. Each session focuses on a specific aspect of active supervision, fostering collaboration and guided discussion among child care professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your practical understanding and application of active supervision principles!

​​Active Supervision for Facilities: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 8 to August 26

Active Supervision for Homes: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. ET from July 16 to August 20

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