As the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues,
Children Need Us More than Ever
The 2020 Virtual Kids First National Conference, Oct. 26-27,
with pre-conference Oct.18-25, provides educators,
child-serving professionals, non-profit leaders,
and families with innovative and transformative strategies
to support and engage children during this traumatic time.
Attend live or review sessions with on-demand access.
The Children’s Guild Digital Learning Platform
We’ve partnered with Olive Group, an international leader in digital training solutions, to provide you with digital training resources built on neuroscience and the latest brain-based learning techniques.
Talking to Children
As families face challenges, learn strategies to address
this crisis with children
The Children’s Guild Alliance, founded in 1953, is a leading Mid-Atlantic nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations dedicated to transforming how America cares for and educates its children through education, career services, behavioral health, and national training and consultation services.
Years of Serving Children & Families
Schools Participate in our Behavioral Health Services
Impacted from our Programs & Services
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Participants in Transformation Education Institute Training Since 2015
Students attend our Charter, Contract, & Special Education Schools
Schools in DC & Maryland
Our Philosophy: Transformation Education
The Children’s Guild Alliance is guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best. TranZed infuses the beliefs and values of The Children’s Guild Alliance into the look of its physical environment, child-caring and educational approaches, the mindset of its employees, and its operating systems. The design of the physical environment and the approaches used to care for and educate children are based on the newest findings in neuroscience, and therefore creates an enriched, brain-compatible environment. This philosophy has been proven to:
- Increase return to less restrictive environment
- Increase ability to manage difficult children
- Increase academic scores
- Decrease child care worker, foster parent and teacher turnover rates
- Decrease need for physical crisis intervention
- Decrease time focused on crisis management
- Decrease cost of deliberate destruction and damage