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COSP Classroom Master Course & COSC Learning Collaborative



COSP Classroom Master Course


This online training is available to Registered COSP-Facilitators and focuses on facilitating COSP with childcare providers and/or preschool teachers. Facilitators interested in helping early care professionals to apply COSP principles into group care settings will gain insight both in ways to help teachers use COSP to manage relationship struggles while holding multiple Circles in the classroom, and to organize their understanding about the complexity of relationships in working directly with children while partnering with parents. Registered Facilitators who complete this master training will receive access to additional facilitation materials including a revised COSP classroom facilitator manual and handouts and will receive additional endorsement as a Registered COSP-Classroom Facilitator.

You will have 60 days to complete the course from the time you first log in. The course has been approved for 16 Continuing Education credits, and you should anticipate that it will take approximately 16 hours of work to complete the content.

A prerequisite to this course is participation in a minimum of two rounds of COSP. Examples of participation include facilitating COSP with caregivers, completing the COSP program as a caregiver, and/or providing support to other facilitators as they facilitate COSP. Your learning of the COSP Classroom Master Course will be enriched if your previous facilitation includes early care professionals since, to deepen the learning, this course invites reflections on your previous work with educators.


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Format:Online

Language:English

Dates:Start: Any time
End: 60 days after start date

Status:Registration Open

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COSC Learning Collaborative


After completion of Tier 1, COSP Classroom Professional Learning Series, teachers are ready to participate in Tier 2, COSC Coaching for guided implementation of COS concepts in the classroom. COSP Classroom Facilitators who complete the COSP Classroom Master Course and are interested in providing coaching with early care professionals in the preschool setting require further training and endorsement as a COSC Coach. Endorsement comes after participation in the COSC Learning Collaborative where Coaches-in-Training learn to use COSC Classroom coaching tools and protocols to reflect and explore with early care professionals. The Learning Collaborative combines a blended learning experience that includes both synchronous and asynchronous training for coaches-in-training over the course of one year.

The big picture of Tier 2 with teachers is to look at:

  1. How to create relationship friendly classroom structures/protocols.
  2. How to address unmet needs of specific children.

We use specific approaches such as Primary Groups, Sanctuary Time, and the Coming and Going in Childcare to help establish this structure. Tier 2 helps teachers shift from understanding children’s relationship needs in theory to how a specific child’s relationship needs are not being met. We talk about COS as a behavior translation approach where we translate what seems to be dysfunctional or problematic behavior into communication about unmet needs. In theory this all makes sense, but practically, when a child is pouring the pitcher of milk over another child’s head, it is difficult to sort out the underlying need.

Listen to the teachers in the following video as they use the language of the Circle of Security to organize their understanding of relationship needs of children in the classroom and how it brings clarity to a plan of action to meet those needs.




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Format:Online

Trainer:Trasie Topple

Dates:Start: July 1, 2022
End: June 30, 2023

Status:Registration Open

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Format:Online

Trainer:Deidre Quinlan

Dates:Start: July 1, 2022
End: June 30, 2023

Status:Registration Open

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