Unpacking Coaching Caregivers

Statewide Winter Book Study with MNCoE

Do you want to learn more about coaching caregivers?

We are excited to invite you to join a winter book study on The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Dathan Rush and Dr. M'Lisa Shelden!

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, 2nd Edition, Book Study is a self-paced professional development opportunity offered by Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities (MNCoE). Each chapter will have discussion questions, practical application activities, and additional resources to extend learning. Participants will have opportunities to learn from colleagues across Minnesota, to reflect on their own practice, and to collaborate with colleagues using Google Classroom. The book includes the research supporting a coaching interaction style, the five coaching characteristics, sample coaching scenarios, and information about using this approach to coach colleagues.

Intended Audience:

Early Interventionists, Related Service Providers, and Early Childhood Special Education Leaders in Minnesota


January 2021-April 2021

Time Commitment:

The book study will be available in Google Classroom and is designed to be completed in 8-10 weeks, depending how quickly you choose to read each chapter and how much you choose to engage in the discussions and activities. This book study is self-paced, so you may complete the readings, reflections and activities on your own time, or may you be interested in working through this with your district team. Participating in the course in Google Classrooms allows the opportunity to interact with Early Interventionists across Minnesota, while still having the flexibility to work through the content when you have the time.


This Professional Development opportunity is available at no cost.


Certificate of Attendance:

Upon completion of the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided for 14 hours.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, 2nd Ed, Winter Book Study

Monday, Jan. 18th 2021 at 8am to Friday, April 16th 2021 at 6pm

This is an online event.

Join The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, 2nd Ed, Winter Book Study through Google Classroom using class code: efreyhb

MNCoE has opened the settings to allow all g-mail accounts to participate. If you cannot access the Google Classroom, try one of these solutions:

  • Ask your district technical support specialist to whitelist the domain: metro-ecsu.org
  • Join from a personal g-mail account, if this is approved by your supervisor
  • Contact your Professional Development Facilitator for an alternative format

If you continue to have issues accessing the Google Classroom, please email Sally Hansen.

NOTE: This book study uses the 2nd Edition of the The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, which is slightly different from the 1st Edition. While the research, practices and general content is the same, the page numbers and examples are different. If you need access to a book study for the 1st Edition, please contact your PDF.

This initiative is made possible through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.181 Special Education. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.