Preschool Academy

Comprehensive PD package to support new teachers!

What Does Preschool Academy Include?

Creative Curriculum - 2 days

Are you a new preschool classroom teacher or associate? Are you new to Creative Curriculum? During this one day training, we will discover the importance and how to embed a researched curriculum.


Teaching Strategies GOLD
- 1 day

Dive into evidence based observational techniques and GOLD assessment. Collaborate with other early childhood professionals on how and what works when assessing young children. This is a MUST HAVE for new and beginning Teachers and Associates. Great review for those currently in the early childhood field.


IQPPS - IELS - Differentiated Accountability - 1 day

In order for new teachers to understand the outcomes and standards expected in the early childhood program, We will provide a quick version of the expectations and school improvement changes. Facilitators will then highlight the coaching and consultant support provided around these expectations in your early childhood programs.

When...Where... and What to Bring With...

Creative Curriculum: 2 days

August 17 & 18th, 2017

PLAEA Fort Dodge Office

1235 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. each day


Teaching Strategies GOLD Training - 1 day

August 21st, 2017

PLAEA Pocahontas Office

500 NE 6th Street, Pocahontas

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Must have the TS GOLD assessment and Objective for Development and Learning book.

**Keep in mind Teaching Strategies GOLD is required assessment for preschool programs participating in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program.


IQPPS - IELS - Differentiated Accountability - 1 day

September 27th, 2017

PLAEA Pocahontas Office

500 NE 6th Street

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Lunch will be on your own

All 4 workshops are FREE to attend! You may choose to participate in all 4 or 1 of the dates as new teacher. We HIGHLY encourage as it is the best amount of learning for all new teachers to feel confident in the first year. (Please note: if you register for CC you must attend day 1 & 2).

We are unable to offer credit for these workshops.



Registration ends: May 1st, 2017. Confirmation email will be sent out to participants at that time.

A MUST HAVE FOR NEW AND BEGINNING TEACHERS!

For Questions Contact:

Jessica Hawkins
Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

ECSE Department Lead

Marcie Lentsch

Early Childhood Consultant / Literacy Coach