Growing Minds Consulting provides relationship based services including trainings, coaching, consulting, assessments and more.

CLASS Observations

Effective interactions between teachers and students are essential for promoting

long-­term student success. The CLASS can be used to obtain a reliable, valid

assessment of the types of teacher-­student interactions that promote positive

academic and social outcomes. . CLASS observations can be used to assess and

support improvement in these interactions in ways that have direct impacts on

children’s development and learning. Each version of the CLASS is structured with

developmentally appropriate domains and dimensions.


These domains and dimensions include:

  • Positive and negative climate
  • Teacher sensitivity
  • Regard for student perspective
  • Behavior management
  • Instructional learning format
  • Concept development
  • Quality of feedback
  • Language modeling

To see all the domains and dimensions, click here


In the Colorado Shines system, points can be earned by having CLASS observations done at the infant, toddler and Pre-K levels.  CLASS observations are also an excellent professional development tool.  Growing Minds Consulting has staff certified in all three age levels, and we would be happy to provide these observations and a written report highlighting strengths and strategies for improvement. 

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If you are interested in scheduling CLASS observations with a certified observer, please fill out this form and someone from Growing Minds will get back to you within 72 hours.  If your need is urgent, please contact us by phone at 720-891-2155.  We look forward to working with you.