Professional Development Coach
djnelson @ claytonearlylearning.org
Debi, as a Professional Development Coach for Clayton Early Learning, provides technical assistance, trains and coaches early childhood professionals. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood starting as a licensed family child care provider then working for a child care resource and referral agency helping families find child care, teaching pre-licensing classes for family child care and coaching. She participated on the committee to re-write the family child care rules and was one of 12 coaches nationwide participating in a two-year collaborative program with the Air Force and the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral. Debi is an approved trainer through the Colorado Office of Professional Development, is certified on the Environmental Rating Scales as well as both the Pre-K and Toddler CLASS, and has the Colorado Provisional Coaching Credential. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Management of Human Resources with a minor in Early Childhood from Colorado Christian University.