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CHILD Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers & Directors

  • PaTTAN Pittsburgh 3190 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15238 United States (map)

The Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development (CHILD) is a program observation assessment of the quality of social and emotional interactions in the classroom, assessing teaching practices and effective climate.

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The CHILD assessment views mental health as an integral part of an educator’s skills that can be applied in everyday situations. Professional development for CHILD is being offered statewide to teachers and directors who work with pre-kindergarten children ages three to five. These events are being offered at no cost by the Pennsylvania Key:

  • November 4, 2019
    PaTTAN Pittsburgh
    3190 William Pitt Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • November 6, 2019
    PaTTAN Harrisburg
    6340 Flank Drive
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.

Space is limited, so early application is requested with a deadline of October 16, 2019. Applicants will receive an an acceptance e-mail by October 21, 2019. Priority will be given to teacher/director teams interested in learning more about quality social-emotional practices to supportive positive mental health in pre-k children.

Individual teachers and directors will also be considered for attendance. Once priority spots are filled, the PA Key will consider filling any remaining seats with other partners who may have applied (such as Quality Coaches).

For more information about the CHILD professional development sessions, read the flyer (PDF).


Teachers and directors interested in applying for the CHILD professional development sessions should send a completed application with the flyer (PDF) above to

View and submit the application form (WORD) by October 16, 2019.

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