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SEEDS of Learning

Ensuring Kindergarten Readiness

The newest addition to the Collaborative Classroom family of resources, FluentSeeds provides the rigorously researched MTSS/RTI professional learning program, SEEDS of Learning™.

Designed for adults caring for children from birth through age 5, SEEDS includes early literacy training, coaching, and supplementary materials. 

SEEDS supports adults with fun and meaningful activities embedded in daily routines to ensure children receive a solid foundation in the essential components of reading.

Available in English and Spanish, SEEDS works with any early childhood program.

SEEDS: Evidence-Based and Rigorously Researched

A 2017-2021 randomized control trial conducted by NORC At The University Of Chicago determined that a single year of SEEDS educator training results in up to 8 additional months of learning for children. 

In randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies, all children participating in SEEDS programs—including multilingual learners and those experiencing educational and social inequity—gained between 2 and 8 additional months of learning.

FluentSeeds programs in action at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland, CA, May 24, 2022. (photo by Allison Shelley for FluentSeeds)

Explore SEEDS Professional Learning

SEEDS of Learning™ offers Professional Learning programs for Parenting, Family Childcare, Infant-Toddler, 3–5 Preschool, and more.

Sensitivity

Adults look, listen, and ask questions to become aware of children’s needs, thoughts, abilities, and feelings.

Encouragement

Adults use intentional affirmations and positive non-verbal communication to create a shared positive learning environment.

Education

Adults embed the “Big 5” early literacy skills into daily routine.

Development through Doing

Adults help children explore their world through hands-on learning.

Self-Image

Adults provide a balance of the four elements, which help children feel lovable, respected, and capable.

SEEDS and SIPPS: Synergistic Programs Develop Successful Readers

Together SEEDS of Learning™ and the SIPPS® program align and complement each other, preparing children for success from birth to kindergarten and beyond. 

These proven, effective programs each play a part in ensuring children develop a solid foundation in social-emotional and literacy skills for a lifetime of reading achievement.

“SEEDS of Learning and SIPPS provide the support our teachers and tutors need for ease of instruction, from PreK/TK to Kindergarten and subsequent grades. SEEDS embeds foundational early literacy strategies in playful activities that naturally occur throughout the day, ensuring a smooth transition to the powerful and evidence-based structured literacy learning of SIPPS in K–2 and beyond.

Children enter school supported and eager to learn, and our staff is ready and equipped with the highest-quality instructional supports.”

Romy Trigg-Smith, Director of Early Literacy, PreK–2, Oakland Unified School District, CA