Schools Excelling in Emotional Development (S.E.E.D.) Certification

The new wave of professional development for early childhood educators

 
An online professional development training that gives you the support you need to implement the lessons.

 

I’m ready to become S.E.E.D. Certified!

You search for professional development programs that will provide the tools you desperately need. Every time you think you’ve found a great professional development training program, the lessons and excitement from the events only last a few days, a week if you’re lucky. That’s not because the training was bad, it’s because you weren’t given the proper time to reflect on the lessons, practice them, and incorporate them into your routine workdays. 

Even more, it’s challenging to leave workshops and need a space to ask questions while you implement changes, with no place to turn. 

You worry about where you can find the type of ongoing support you need.

What if you had the tools to provide care from a confident, regulated place? What if you continued to have access to the same high-quality professional development with no additional cost for you? What if the high level of burnout you’ve been experiencing disappeared? Instead, you end your day feeling energized because you are fostering collaboration and trust with the kiddos and families you interact with. You feel good about the investment you’re making in your professional development today, because it will serve you with ongoing support all year.

You confidently tell parents and schools that you have gone through high-quality training in emotional, sensory, and language development, as well as done work on anti-bias and self-awareness in the classroom, so that the children’s emotions are validated.

It’s possible. 

Introducing S.E.E.D. Certification

 

Calling on her own experience as a teacher and director and the burnout she saw, Seed & Sew founder Alyssa Blask Campbell, M.Ed., has collaborated with other experts in the ECE field to develop a comprehensive, practical certification program for early childhood professionals.

 

Pay Once. Get Training and Support All Year Long.

 

checkSchools Excelling in Emotional Development (S.E.E.D.) Certification is the training program we wished we’d had. You won’t find any fluff or busy work from folks who haven't been in a teacher’s shoes. The workshops you’ll find here are rooted in our mission to raise emotionally intelligent humans—by starting with adults. 

checkOur lessons help teachers develop the skills necessary to prevent burnout and teach from a regulated state—one that helps both kiddos and adults thrive. Teachers who complete the training earn 7 hours of professional development and come away feeling more confident and supported in their work. 

checkInstead of attending a workshop and getting back to the classroom yearning for support implementing it, teachers won’t simply go through the program and be left on their own. The S.E.E.D. Certification comes with ongoing support to help educators apply this work in the classroom every day.

What does it mean to be a S.E.E.D. Certified Teacher?

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Demand for early childhood professionals that have the tools to foster emotional intelligence is only growing as parents seek programs that address all of their child’s developmental needs. By becoming a S.E.E.D. Certified Teacher, you will stand out as an ideal candidate for programs and families.

You’ll also be supported with the tools you need to respond to kids' big emotions with self-awareness and self-regulation, creating a collaborative, inclusive environment in which teachers and tiny humans thrive. To become S.E.E.D. Certified, you school must complete the workshops as well as the accompanying assessments.

What you’ll come away with

 

S.E.E.D. Certification identifies you as being committed to the highest-quality care. Two key components of high-quality care are teacher training and support services for teachers. S.E.E.D. Certification addresses these by providing you with tools and resources to build your EI toolboxes and access to a community of ongoing support made up of ECE experts.

You will come away understanding your own personal biases and how you can care for yourself to reduce burnout. You will learn how to build your emotional intelligence so you can collaborate in teaching children, navigating conflict, and supporting kids and families.

Teachers who complete the training receive 7 hours of professional development. S.E.E.D. Certification goes far beyond that, too. Becoming certified is the gateway to ongoing support and encouragement from a village of ECE experts and fellow educators who care as much about providing high-quality care as you do. 

Build emotional intelligence in early childhood education.

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Become a S.E.E.D. Certified Teacher

What to expect 

 

By becoming certified, teachers receive: 

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checkOngoing implementation support from our S.E.E.D. team so that teachers can ask questions and collaborate with ECE experts as they implement these tools

checkAccess to the workshops as long as you are S.E.E.D. Certified

check7 hours of professional development

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Accountability partner membership to connect with other early childhood professionals doing this work

 

We offer S.E.E.D. Certification in English and Spanish to support bilingual educators in doing this important work cross-culturally.

 

The approach you’ll find in our training material is research-based by content area experts in their field to support your staff in providing high-quality care in the developmental areas with the greatest impact. Presented by instructors with masters’ degrees or higher, the workshops cover emotional, sensory, and language development and dive into anti-racism, self-care, and boundary setting.

 

Our 8 workshops focus specifically on: 

checkBias & Self Awareness in the Classroom

checkAnti-Bias Curriculum in Action 

checkSelf-Care to Prevent Burnout 

checkSensory Integration Beyond Sensory Bins: Calming the Central Nervous System

checkConnecting with Families

checkEmotion Coaching for Emotion Processing 

checkBoundaries, Discipline, & Visual Aids for Emotionally Supportive Classrooms

checkSupporting the Development of Children’s Regulation and Language Through Play 

 

Educators who complete these workshops cultivate the self-awareness and the self-regulation skills needed to care for themselves, avoid burnout, and care for tiny humans based on an EI approach.

Register to become 

S.E.E.D. Certified today

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Every person has inherent biases, triggers, and social programming they’ve brought with them into adulthood. Teachers are no exception. But this doesn’t have to lead to teacher burnout or limit you when it comes to providing the high-quality care you know you are capable of. 

By becoming S.E.E.D. Certified, you will know how to foster emotional, sensory, and language development. You’ll build your own toolboxes so you can approach your vital work from a place of self-awareness and self-regulation, creating an environment where adults and children thrive. 

Are you ready to see this

transformation at your practice?

 

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Register for S.E.E.D. Certification today

What is S.E.E.D. Certification?

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7 hours of professional development (~$11,500)

checkOngoing implementation support from our Seed & Sew team (~$19,500)

checkOn-demand access to the workshops for as long as you stay certified

checkAccountability Partner Membership to connect with other professionals doing this work

S.E.E.D. Certification is available in English and Spanish.

 

Valued at $31,425+

 

Sign up now for just $397

Click here to sign up

Gone are the days of leaving a workshop yearning for more support! Join our village of early childhood professionals for community & connection.

Want to know more?

Schedule a one-on-one call to dive into your specific S.E.E.D. certification questions.

Book a Meeting

About Seed & Sew

 

Seed & Sew is a village of people across the globe raising emotionally intelligent humans. With over 40,000 people in our village, we are parents, educators, ECE experts, and lifelong learners who value progress over perfection and have a passion for doing this work so we can foster healthy development in our tiny humans. Seed & Sew offers training in emotional development, sleep, and reparenting through online and in person workshops, coaching, and more to make this possible, and our engaged social media followers and faithful podcast listeners have created a shame-free online village.

Meet Alyssa

 

An emotional development expert and the co-creator of the Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) method, Alyssa Blask Campbell is committed to helping parents and caregivers build emotional intelligence in their tiny humans. 

Alyssa grew up in a village in the traditional sense, with grandparents down the street in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other’s name.  Throughout her teens, she supported single and working moms, nannying all through college and beyond. Alyssa went on to get her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and found her soul fulfilled as she walked alongside folks committed to raising emotionally intelligent humans. 

Through Seed & Sew, she provides training, coaching, and ongoing support to parents and caregivers around emotional development, reparenting, and sleep. Alyssa is a small town Vermonter and you can hear her talk about all things emotional development on her podcast, Voices of Your Village, which is currently tuned into from over 100 countries worldwide.

Meet your other S.E.E.D. instructors

Jasmine Price, M.Ed, PhD candidate

Jasmine Price has always loved her work with children and families. She began her educational studies at Kent State University in 2013, as a student in the Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program and received her Masters in Early Childhood Education in 2019.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Interprofessional Leadership. Her passion is working with children and all of the joy that they bring to the classroom. She enjoys being able to work in a way that values children as leaders in curriculum and that is truly centered around the interest of the child. 

Lori Goodrich, OT 

Lori Goodrich is an occupational therapist who, during her 18 year of practice, has developed expertise in sensory integration, neurodevelopmental techniques, and feeding/mealtime therapy. Lori utilizes her knowledge in these core areas, alongside an ever-evolving understanding of other factors that influence the human experience, in order to provide a range of services for clients of all ages and abilities. She is passionate about providing accessible and meaningful educational opportunities for parents and professionals in order to support the needs of the community and those in it. She feels fortunate to be able to share information in a wide variety of platforms including workshops, consultations, courses and podcasts. In addition to her love for all things sensory and OT, Lori enjoys learning new art modalities and spending time in nature.

Dr. Lynyetta Willis

Dr. Lynyetta Willis is a psychologist, family empowerment coach, and creator of The Conscious Educator Awareness Triangle, a self-empowerment system for educators and child caregivers dedicated to building stronger, more compassionate relationships with young people. Committed to facilitating the individual and collective strengthening of families, Dr. Willis shows her clients and audiences how to recognize and heal toxic behavioral patterns and intergenerational traumas. Dr. Willis’s work stands in the sweet spot between social justice and self-improvement. For over 20 years she has facilitated workshops and training for parents, partners, and educators. Her signature program, Triggered to Transformed™, helps parents and child caregivers work with their emotional triggers and create personalized strategies to deal with their children’s difficult behaviors. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member with the University of Georgia, Dr. Willis has served as an organizational consultant for public and private schools, non-profit organizations, and churches.

Emily Lesher, MS-CCC-SLP

Emily Lesher is the Lead Speech Language Pathologist at OTA the Koomar Center in Newton, Massachusetts. Emily has her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology within the state of Massachusetts. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College in 2010, and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nazareth College in 2008. She has experience working with children with a broad range of diagnoses and abilities in school-based, clinic-based, and early intervention settings. She has a DIR Floortime® Basic Certificate and is certified in the Hanen© Programs: It Takes Two to Talk®, More than Words®, and TalkAbility™.

Is S.E.E.D. Certification right for you?

 

checkS.E.E.D. Certification is perfect for early childhood professionals that are looking for a confidence-building, supportive training around emotional development. This training will give you the tools to implement a conscious approach that helps families and tiny humans thrive.

checkFor teachers that want to say goodbye to the punishment/reward system that doesn’t adequately address tiny humans' emotions, and hello to an approach that supports everyone’s development, this is the program for you.

checkEducators who are ready to reflect on their ways of thinking so they can approach early childhood education from a place of awareness will get the most out of this training.

checkThis work can feel challenging as we’ll ask you to really reflect on biases you might be bringing into the classroom. If you aren’t ready to engage with the process, S.E.E.D. Certification may not be right.

 

This work has never been more important.

 

Parents are seeking educators rooted in an inclusive, aware, and emotionally intelligent approach, and there has never been a more important time to understand the internal biases, triggers, and social programming we carry with us.

When they go unconfronted, our set ways of thinking contribute to burn out, frustration with our jobs, and a lack of tools to care for the tiny humans under our watch. 

Left unchecked, these biases play into a system of punishment/reward that leaves kiddos—our very motivation for getting into this work—disengaged from their education. In the long run, this contributes to a school-to-prison pipeline where children of color are at a particular disadvantage.

Those of us working in early childhood education are in the best position to overcome these patterns and create a brighter future of emotionally intelligent humans.

Don't just take our word for it.

Here's what educators had to say:

"Like so many a-ha moments and thought provoking about kiddos I have. Also how much childhood stuff I bring in. Not bad, just stuff. Like my dad always telling us to shhh if we squealed or screeched too loud. Up until a few years ago I was like that too. Or the "you're fine." I need to unlearn a lot."

"WOW! What an amazing seven hours. I am going back to watch at least the first three again!

It is user friendly! NOT BUSY WORK and I love that. Great reflective questions."

"BLOWING MY MIND! 

"dealing with a laser beam situation with an atom bomb response" and all the stuff about triggers... mind blown."

"I am seriously thinking that this certification can really be such a game changing shift for programs. My words and language is already changing."

"I can't really talk about Appreciative Inquiry, strategies for burnout or really anything without talking about the Seed Certification!! It is really what is needed for ALL schools and teachers."

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the S.E.E.D. Certification and a conference?

As a teacher, I found myself all jazzed up and ready to change the world as I left conferences. But then I'd get back to the day to day grind and need support implementing the tools I'd learned about. I yearned for a place to reach out to those experts and connect with other teachers on this journey. The S.E.E.D. Cert gives you all of that! It's what I wanted as a teacher.

Isn’t doing online live training more engaging? 

It can be for some folks. What we love about providing our workshops in the online, on-demand format is that busy teachers can learn at their own pace. Our training gives them the ability to ask questions as they go, and rewatch any workshops they want. Our format also means new hires get access to the same content, and it comes with a workbook to guide them along each workshop.

Still have questions?

Schedule a one-on-one call to dive into your specific S.E.E.D. certification questions.

Book a Meeting

What is S.E.E.D. Certification?

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7 hours of professional development (~$11,500)

checkOngoing implementation support from our Seed & Sew team (~$19,500)

checkOn-demand access to the workshops for as long as you stay certified

checkAccountability Partner Membership to connect with other professionals doing this work

S.E.E.D. Certification is available in English and Spanish.

 

Valued at $31,425+

 

Sign up now for just $397

Click here to sign up

Gone are the days of leaving a workshop yearning for more support! Join our village of early childhood professionals for community & connection.

If you are ready to kick burnout to the curb, provide education and care that fosters emotional intelligence, and create a positive environment where everyone thrives, become S.E.E.D. Certified.

 

Rather than pay once to attend a conference only to return without the support to implement what you’ve learned, give yourself the ongoing resources to dive deeper into the curriculum and make lasting change in your classrooms. Plus, join a community of early childhood professionals diving into this work, too!

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