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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." –Socrates

 

GENNIE GORBACK, M.ED.

Early Childhood Educational Consultant

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Gennie (pronounced "Jenny") Gorback is an Early Childhood Educator with a Masters of Education in Teaching and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from University of California, Santa Barbara... (more)

 

SERVICES

TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

Gennie will: 

  • Present in-person or virtual professional development on various topics related to early childhood education

  • Offer 1:1 Teacher coaching

  • Provide research-based ideas that educators can use immediately in their own classrooms

  • Focus on developmentally appropriate practices and learning through play

  • Possible topics: 

    • Early Literacy ​

    • Early Math

    • Planning Intentional Play Opportunities that work on Specific Skills

    • Behavior Management through Relationships, Routines and Communication

    • Sensory Play

    • Setting Up a Classroom Environment

    • Team Teaching 

    • TK 101 for Admins

    • TK 101 for Classroom Aides

    • ...and more! 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TRAINING FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Gennie will:

  • Teach the caregiver the research-supported value of learning through play.

  • Provide customized activity suggestions based on child(ren)'s developmental levels and interests.

  • Train the caregiver to recognize the learning that happens during play, using the Common Core State Standards and Preschool Learning Foundations, as applicable.

  • Help the caregiver develop vocabulary for specific skills developed during play for communicating with the child's parents. 

  • Provide a guide for planning and assessing developmentally appropriate activities based on standards/learning goals.

CUSTOM EDUCATION CONSULTING

  • Gennie has extensive training in educating young children with a variety of developmental needs.

  • The ever-changing situations in our post-COVID world create new early childhood education needs.

  • Contact to inquire about any custom educational consulting you may need. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Kindling Education offers a wide variety of services, catered to your specific needs. 

Here are examples of options:

  • Interactive Virtual Training Sessions

  • Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Custom On-Demand Education Consulting, including prompt feedback, analysis, suggestions and support

Since everyone has their own unique needs, the first step is to reach out via email.

From there, we will discuss your needs and the associated fees.

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

In the midst of a global pandemic while trying to work full time from home with two young children (daughter nearly 3 and my son halfway through kindergarten) I was lost and overwhelmed. Gennie was a guiding light both practically and emotionally. (more) 

Annie S.