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Candelen

Supported Communities. Stronger Families. Happy Kids.

Candelen joins with families, communities and systems to illuminate the inherent potential of children to shine their brightest. Our early childhood experts offer educational programs, supportive services and helpful tools for parents, caregivers, decision makers and educators to collectively and holistically advance our mission. Our perpetual focus on innovation, iteration and collaboration models the responsive agility we press for in the communities we serve to meet children and families where they are with what they need to thrive.

Professional development is offered face-to-face, via distance learning, and two annual Early Childhood Conferences. Candelen’s philosophical foundation is based on five simple things that mean you can use the new information learned in your classroom tomorrow:

– Adults are independent learners
– Participants have experiences which add value to other’s learning
– Learning must be relevant to the work
– Learning must be immediately applicable
– Adults are motivated to learn

Each session includes active experiences and connections to the work, concluding with a plan to immediately apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills.