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Coaching

Coaching is a form of technical assistance.

Coaching in early childhood is typically designed to support people in using existing abilities and developing new skills.

Coaching may be used to improve existing practices, develop new skills, and promote continuous self-assessment and learning.

The five components of the coaching process include:

  1. initiation
  2. observation
  3. action
  4. reflection
  5. evaluation

Effective coaching conversations result in the following actions by the person being coached:

  1. active participation as a result of joint planning
  2. self-reflection that leads to refinement of knowledge and skills,
  3. use of current as well as new knowledge and skills as part of everyday interactions with the child.

Source: National Child Care Information Center

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