Early Learning System Initiative
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
The Coaching Core has released the updated version of the Oregon Coach Guidebook 2022-2023: A Brief Implementation Guide for Practice-Based Coaching.
This document is intended as a starting point to learn about coaching in Oregon, accessing resources, and includes templates/documents that can be used as a foundation for the work coaches do with educators.
Previously, we had guidebooks that were program-specific for OPK and PSP. This iteration is intended for all audiences.
Oregon Coach Guidebook 2022-2023
Practice-Based Coaching is “a cyclical process for supporting education staffs’ use of effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children.”
Within the context of a collaborative partnership that informs all parts, the Practice-Based Coaching cycle involves three main components:
Together, the coach and educator examine data (for example: program-level goals, child-level data), and a set of goals is collaboratively developed that is used to create an action plan to guide coaching.
Based on the goals and action plan developed above, information (data) is gathered and recorded about the implementation of the desired effective practices.
Coaches and early educators meet to discuss and reflect on observation and progress, and to share and consider feedback about the implementation of support strategies and effective practices. During this reflection time, support strategies (e.g., role-playing, problem solving, creating resources) are also used to improve or refine effective practices.
You can learn more about the components of Practice-Based Coaching: