A Taste of Competency-Based Training for Childcare Practitioners

Join us for the first Global Innovative Educators event of the year. Scroll down for sign up.

Space is limited! Childcare provided, but parents must RSVP. 

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When: Saturday, March 17th, from 9am to 11am.

Where: Hyde Academy, No. 9, An Fu St, Hou Sha Yu, Shunyi 顺义区后沙峪安富街9号

Who: Lead by Zhiwen Tan, CEO of Childfolio

Why: From ayis to ESL kindergarten teachers, childcare providers are often undertrained and yet are put in charge of the most precious people within our society.

Childfolio in cooperation with John Hopkins University has created Transformational Learning for Child Care  (TLC2) which seeks to change the way ECE teachers and staff learn and demonstrate their professional skill for the young learner’s classroom. Come see how competency-based training would work in action with a practitioner-and-tech-based focus.

Best Audience: Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education Teachers, Kindergarten Classroom Support Staff, Teacher Trainers, School Administration, Professional Development Coordinators, and Curriculum Developers.


TLC2 in Zhiwen Tan’s words:
“Practitioner-centric in design, the Transformational Learning for Child Care (TLC2) program accommodates multiple pathways that encourage lifelong learning and achievement aimed at building the capacity of the child care workforce. It combines micro-learning with gamification to match the time available for learning with the engagement power of gaming apps, as well as collaboration through coaching by trained professionals and peer forums. Watching short videos or “tasks” and passing short quizzes to earn “badges” or “micro-credentials” result in completion of “pathways” that lead to Continuing Education Units (CEUs). From there a provider could go on to get professionally certified and increase their earnings while improving the learning and other outcomes for children and families. The future of TLC2 will be paved to go from professional certificates to degrees at major universities in the future like our partner, Johns Hopkins University, if desired.

Various points of entry and completion within the program’s design add flexibility and opportunities for learners to decide on a commitment that aligns with their life goals, professional needs, and demands of their personal and professional lives. Recommended sequences and pathways are provided for learners who are unsure of where to begin or how to engage with the content. Similarly, advancing technology with adaptive learning elements are integrated to create experiences that guide learners along pathways.”


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Photos: Zhiwen Tan

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