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Guiding children through the stages of early childhood development is demanding. Teaching Improves Performance is here to lessen the stress. Our enthusiastic trainers & coaches are waiting to help with your professional development needs.

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Pyramid Model for Early Childhood Professionals

Three modules focus on increasing the ongoing participation of young children in early childhood settings. Participants will learn to build a foundation for childhood success: both social and emotional, by forming and sustaining relationships.

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Positive Solutions for Families

A series of six sessions helps adults promote positive, effective parenting behaviors to support children’s social and emotional development while addressing the challenging behavior and emotional needs of their children.

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Parents Interacting With Infants

During the 6-hour PIWI training, professionals improve their skills in guiding parent-child interactions, helping parents understand child development, and giving parents skills to help boost their child's development between home-visiting sessions.

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Developmentally Appropriate Practices

We offer a variety of live in-person and virtual training to meet your early childhood professional development needs. We also design professional development to suit your organizational needs. Click below to see a sample of our NYS Aspire Registry-approved courses. 
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The Team

Debbie Collette-Cromp

As a former Special Education Preschool classroom teacher and Early Intervention & Preschool itinerant teacher, Debbie grounded her philosophy for teaching on the importance of building a solid foundation for each child in the context of their family, culture, and environment. She firmly believes that regardless of where a child's skill development is along the continuum of typical milestones, one's practice should first be based on developmentally appropriate methods. Debbie was blessed to work with many wonderful parents, professionals, and agencies. These relationships inspired her to not only share her knowledge but to help children develop beyond imposed limits.


Karen started her career in Pennsylvania in 1985 as a child care provider, which motivated her to pursue teaching Universal PreK and Kindergarten teachers in Virginia & New York States. She took a break from teaching to home school her two boys until the younger was eight years old. Since re-entering the field of education in 2008, she has been a new teacher coach and trainer for Jamestown Public School, NY. Karen is currently a kindergarten teacher, a trainer, and a joy-filled Jesus follower. She is excited to share her joy for learning and life with Debbie at Teaching Improves Performance. 


Pyramid Model Innovations

This is Debbie's first "go-to" for preventing & responding to challenging behaviors as well as how to teach children desired behaviors.

Office of Early Learning

New York State Education Department Office of Early Learning provides information and guidance on early learning experiences and regulators.

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

A Not-For-Profit Agency Working To Support And Strengthen Families And Child Care Professionals Who Endeavor To Raise Healthy, Educated Children Throughout The Tri-County Area.

New York Works for Children

New York Works for Children supports early childhood professionals across the state through a variety of initiatives. You can link to the ASPIRE registry from this site to explore professional development opportunities across the state.

Zero to Three

Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

A site for professionals and families seeking to understand early childhood development better, activities to provide to enrich children's experiences, and what the current research shows are best practices in the field.

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

It is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare, and mental health. Members represent state agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, higher education, unions and other key organizations, as appointed by the Governor. This ensures that a diversity of perspectives and experiences inform our work.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

It has compiled the most in-depth resources nationwide to help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.

Child Safety

Complied child safety information. Great source for a checklist on most commonly forgotten child safety tips.

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