Supporting Adult Learners

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Friday September 01, 2023 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday September 29, 2023 - PaTTAN - Online Course

The first step in supporting adult learners is to create a safe environment and establish positive relationships built on respect and trust. Other important steps include engaging caregivers in decision making through problem solving and planning; drawing upon their prior experience and knowledge; and embedding teaching and learning into everyday activities and routines. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to put these steps into practice through scenarios with caregivers and children across a variety of early childhood settings.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explore the principles and characteristics of adult learning
  • Identify and apply strategies to support adult learners across a variety of early learning environments.
  • Explore resources to support adult learners.
  • Identify considerations and limitations that affect adult learning.
  • Identify strategies for the successful facilitation of adult learning experiences.

Target Audience

Early Intervention Service Providers and staff

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Molly Martz, at 717-901-2151, or

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


EITA Consultant

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Jennifer Furness