Preschool Collaborative Network

Supporting the preschool child care workforce to promote high quality, responsive and relationship based care. 

Preschool Network Services

On Site Coaching and Mentoring: These visits are designed to meet the specific needs of each preschool program. They are customized for each care giver using feedback from your personal Strengths Assessment and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations to meet the strengths and needs of the preschool provider.

Community of Practice: This is in person training tailored to the needs of preschool providers with other preschool providers in your region for a six month cohort. It is designed to strengthen high quality, responsive and relationship based preschool care. It counts as annual clock hour training and will give you a chance to connect and engage with other preschool providers.

Clock Hour Training: This is annual best practice training to include topics such as Creating a Welcoming Environment, Positive Connections with Children, Imaginative Play and more. These free, single session trainings focus on best practices in preschool care. 

Preschool Network Goals

  • The Preschool Network (PSCN) is designed to strengthen the capacity of early care and education in preschool programs statewide.
  • PSCN services meet the specific needs of each preschool provider. 
  • By participating in the PSCN services, preschool providers increase their knowledge and enhance the skills when working with children in preschool care.

Preschool Network Information

Each program that operates in a preschool setting is given a PSCN specialist who:

  • Offers support strategies based on individual provider needs
  • Promotes stable collaborative relationships with families
  • Fosters positive learning experiences and environments
  • Facilitates attachment between each caregiver and children
  • Uses inclusive cultural and linguistic responsiveness strategies

Preschool Network

Serving licensed family child care homes, licensed group child care homes and unlicensed family child care homes that have a child care subsidy agreement.

For more information, contact Pam Harris, 816-701-8275.

Upcoming Preschool Collaborative Training Opportunities