Currently executive director of FluentSeeds, Kate first created a professional development program in 1998 to make learning about parenting user-friendly for the adolescent parents she served in Minneapolis Public Schools Adolescent Parent Program.
Since that time, Kate developed her framework, called SEEDS of Learning, through participation in a University of Minnesota study and involvement in the Minnesota Early Literacy Training Project. The model has undergone independent evaluations that prove its efficacy in preparing children for kindergarten and reading by grade 3.
SEEDS embeds the art and science of sensitive and responsive relationships into every interaction. SEEDS classrooms and homes have stood the test of time because they are defined by balanced interactions that support learners to feel respected and capable.
The SEEDS of Learning frameworks are currently in 12 states, with each program customized to meet the needs of the community.
FluentSeeds partners with anchor organizations to make SEEDS of Learning training and coaching available to institutions that support children’s literacy and development.
The programs that are “anchor organizations” for SEEDS of Learning choose us because we have a history of moving children in foundational skills toward predictive skills based on evidence-based interactions. They choose us because our pedagogy is developmentally appropriate and respectful of the skill development process. Plus, it’s fun for all ages.