Kate Horst

Kate Horst

Collaborative Classroom Senior Advisor and FluentSeeds Executive Director (2019–2023)

Kate Horst serves as a Senior Advisor for Collaborative Classroom. Previously Kate held the role of Executive Director of FluentSeeds before its 2024 merger with Collaborative Classroom. 

Kate is the author of the FluentSeeds ©SEEDS of Learning programs that include Parenting, Family Child Care, Infants and Toddlers, Pre-to-Kindergarten School Readiness, and Relationship-Based Coaching.

©SEEDS of Learning programs and materials reflect Kate’s knowledge and understanding of quality interactions, brain science, and social and emotional learning.

Kate’s work has been rigorously evaluated through randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies conducted by the Center for Early Education and NORC at the University of Chicago. All studies show SEEDS has a significant impact on children’s school readiness, social and emotional development, and adult educator confidence. 

Kate Horst holds a degree in elementary and early childhood education from The College of St. Teresa, an all-women’s college, which gave her the opportunity to build the confidence and skills to speak up for those most in need and often underrepresented and engage in highly collaborative learning. She holds a license in Adult and Parent Education from the University of Minnesota and a certificate in coaching from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.