The cost-effective Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors train-the-trainer program fully prepares local community leaders to deliver the curriculum to parents in their neighborhood. During the three-day training, facilitators learn about the unique features of the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors curriculum, including the following:
- Overview of the 10 sessions, which cover best practices in language development, bilingualism, early literacy, early math, health and social emotional wellness, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting and planning for family success.
- An understanding of the cultural and linguistic relevance of the Abriendo Puertas curriculum, including its use of “dichos” or popular sayings, activities such as the Lotería game and how to create a safe environment for parent reflection.
- Popular education techniques, ideas for parent outreach and ways to engage local partners.