The Head Start Coaching Study: Design Phase project seeks to develop designs for a study of coaching within the context of Head Start professional development systems. Coaching is a common mechanism through which the early care and education workforce accesses professional development services. The content and goals of coaching vary by mentee/mentor, programmatic need, and model used. Theories about the mechanisms for changing teacher/staff skills and knowledge also vary. This project identifies the key elements of coaching that result in improvements in early childhood teachers' skills.
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects