The STRIVE for 5! Early Childhood Educator Bootcamp is a hands-on program designed to give you instant tools and ideas to promote children’s early brain and language development and improve the quality of your early learning environment. We designed the program so that it is easy to use – everything is in one place, and you’ll have direct access to a great support system to ensure your success. Sign up below to get access to the program and start learning today!

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What is STRIVE FOR 5?

Strive for 5 is divided into five lessons with information and tools to help you build a strong early literacy and learning program. Each lesson features fun and simple brain boosting activities and tips about early literacy, early numeracy, health, creative expression, and social-emotional development that can be incorporated into your classroom or early learning environment. You’ll also have access to a wide range of downloadable posters, activity cards, fact sheets, and materials for parents – all available in English and Spanish to support your early language and literacy efforts. After completion of the STRIVE for 5 program, participants will receive 20 Child Development Associate (CDA) hours in CDA Subject Area 8: Understanding the Principles of Child Development and Learning. These hours can also be applied towards the renewal of the CDA certification.

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What you will learn in STRIVE FOR 5!

Each lesson focuses on specific information, tools and tips essential to your early learning program:

Getting to Know Young Children
Engaging Children in Playful Learning
Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment
Connecting with Parents and Families
Supporting Diverse Learners