Individuals who hold the NYS Training and Technical Assistance Professional Coach designation (T-TAP Coach) issued by the New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) and/or the Pyramid Model Practice Based
Coaching endorsement are currently eligible to participate with EIP to provide coaching. Visit our T-TAP coaches page to see a list of participating coaches.
The child care provider will contact an approved coach to schedule an initial assessment meeting. At this meeting the coach and coachee
(child care provider) will determine a common understanding of the child care program and to develop a strength-based, effective coaching plan that
addresses areas for learning and program improvement. During this meeting the coachee prioritizes their initial goals and actions, with the
understanding that adjustments to the plan may be necessary.
The coach will write a coaching plan based on the initial meeting and provide a copy to the coachee.
The plan should include a start and end date of the coaching cycle, the coachee's name, number of hours, the cost, OCFS topic areas & Core Body Knowledge
(CBK) areas to be covered, and the coachee directed goals to be accomplished.
The coachee will then apply for EIP funding. The coachee will submit a copy of the coaching plan with their application.
At the end of the coaching cycle, the coach will provide the coachee a Coaching Participation Certificate which will contain the coach name,
coachee name, start and end date of the cycle, total number of hours, and OCFS & CBK topics covered and number of hours in each topic.