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The Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative will offer CLASS Observer Trainings to educators and administrators across the parish that work with children infant to four years of age.

This two-day training prepares you to identify and code the teacher-child interactions that improve learning. Attend this training as the first step in earning your CLASS Observer Certification as you prepare to code and observe classrooms. Whether CLASS data will be used for program evaluation or as a basis for professional development planning, it’s essential that the data is accurate and fair. During this training you’ll:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge about the CLASS measure and the ways it organizes effective teacher-child interactions
  • Benefit from explicit instruction and guided practice observing and coding—all provided by a Certified CLASS trainer
  • Hone observation and coding skills as preparation for the CLASS reliability test

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis although we reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any one center. Teachers must register themselves using their own email address and personal phone number. This information is needed for communications to confirm registration and to communicate any changes to training logistics.

Infant CLASS Observer Training

Please check back for specific dates and additional registration information.

Toddler CLASS Observer Training

Date: June 19, 2019 – June 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd.

There is a $ 200 Teachstone registration fee associated with this training.

Pre-K CLASS Observer Training

Date: July 30, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd.

There is a $ 300 Teachstone registration fee associated with this training.

You should be able to click on the Apply Now button, which takes you to the registration page. Please email Janai Garrison at if you have any challenges with registration.

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