Welcome to Our New Coaching Page! 

The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County is proud to announce our brand new Coaching Web Page.  On this page, you will find important information related to Coaching.  The staff has been working hard to create training and set up technical assistance designed for the Child Care Programs in Escambia County.  Our goal is to help you achieve all your goals to provide quality child care to the children in Escambia County. 


To request coaching for your program please fill in and submit the ELC Coaching Agreement.


The CLASS Tool from Teachstone is the Observational Tool used to score classrooms based on their Teacher-Child Interactions.

This Tool is based on the training provided by ELC, CLASS Group Coaching(formally MMCI).

After the Observations are completed, the scores from each classroom are then combined and averaged providing preschool programs with their School Readiness Program Assessment (SR PA) Comp Score. The Comp Score is the basis for a School Readiness Contract with ELC. 

Below, ELC staff have put together some quick video overviews of the three tools. These overviews are a great way for those who have completed MMCI to have a quick refresher or for new teachers to gain a quick understanding of CLASS Observations. It is still highly recommended that all Teachers complete the CLASS Group Coaching training, for registration please click on "View Coalition Calendar" on our Home page. The tools are developed within multiple age ranges, ELC uses the Infant (Birth to 18 months), Toddler (15 to 36 months), and PreK (36 months to 5 years) tools. PDF's of the tool overviews are available below to print and take notes as you watch. 


Infant (Birth to 18 months)                 Infant Overview PDF               WATCH INFANT VIDEO HERE (25 minutes)

Toddler (15 to 36 months)                 Toddler Overview PDF             WATCH TODDLER VIDEO HERE (53 minutes)

PreK (36 months to 5 years)             PreK Overview PDF                 WATCH PREK VIDEO HERE (1 hour 20 minutes)

Teacher Observation PDF- "So you're getting observed..." what to expect!

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