How to Build Trusting Partnerships with Childcare Providers


Session Dates

Monday September 25, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Webinar

In this session, we will describe five ways that early interventionists can set the stage for coaching with childcare providers while building a strong partnership built on mutual respect. We will reflect on our biases and assumptions about childcare providers, consider how to reframe these thoughts and assumptions to honor the experiences and expertise of the childcare provider, and discuss how to communicate about our role as early interventionists in the classroom. This virtual session will include discussions, reflective activities and examples from community-based settings.


Participants will:

  1. Identify at least two assumptions about childcare providers that early interventionists make that could interfere with coaching partnerships.
  2. Practice how to reframe those assumptions in a way that honors childcare provider experiences and expertise.
  3. Describe five ways to build trusting partnerships with childcare providers before coaching in early intervention.

Target Audience

This session is designed for those who provide early intervention services in child care settings. Information will be appropriate for both Infant Toddler and Preschool Early Interventionists.

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:


Credit Type:

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


Dr Mollie Romano

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Michael Brink