John R. Gunnarson

John R. Gunnarson is a highly regarded expert on CLASS ® , environments, dual-language learners and early literacy. He also provides consultation on projects and studies for Head Start teams. His services include:

  • Short-term, one-day seminars and long-term professional development programs that include training, coaching and hands-on technical assistance in the classroom.
  • CLASS ®  training focused on how teachers implement CLASS ®  in their curriculum and in conversations with children.
  • Seminars on classroom environment design and technical assistance to create aesthetically-pleasing learning spaces that engage children.
  • Training on strategies for Dual Language Learners and for incorporating early literacy into the Head Start classroom.
  • In-depth seminars and coaching on implementing the Project Approach and Creative Curriculum Studies.

Contact: | 415-488-4097

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

Contact Us

2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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