Virtual Practices on Outreach, Recruitment and Retention


Description: Using principles of popular education as well as adult learning facilitation skills, participants in this course will expand their virtual learning skills. Virtual learning possesses new challenges as well as opportunities that impact the learning process in children and adults. The intent of the course is to further affirm the participant’s confidence, expertise, and knowledge base with an expanded set of abilities and attitudes to improve their virtual facilitation skills.



Background: This course is informed by over a decade of work of the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors approach, which is the first evidence-based program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5 – and adopted by diverse communities across the country. The program helps build parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children by honoring family experiences, history and knowledge and supporting parents as powerful agents of change in the lives of their children and communities.

Description: This interactive training will support participants in developing a community of learning for the families they serve by implementing effective strategies in outreach, recruitment and retention for the successful virtual implementation. The training uses core principles embedded in AP/OD and current virtual learning practices.

Course format: This module includes an interactive video presentation, a live 1-hr Zoom training hosted by an AP/OD national trainer. During the live Zoom meeting participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive technical support from the national trainer and the AP/OD team. 

Participants: All professionals who work with families with children 0-5—including certified facilitators, early childhood educators, family educators, home visitors, child care provided and more—can benefit from taking this course.