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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

3170 43rd St. S. #103
Fargo, ND 58104

Phone: 701.997.2210

Fax: 701.404.5366

SEEDS of Early Literacy

The SEEDS of Early Literacy is an educational framework. The SEEDS acronym represents what matters most - quality interactions between children and adults. When children engage in SEEDS quality interactions, they are more likely to enjoy learning and continue on the road toward language and literacy.

Interested in becoming a SEEDS Trainer?

The SEEC offers Train-the-Trainer opportunities when a cohort of interested individuals is identified (usually needing a minimum of 10 individuals to run a cohort). Take a moment to review the information below and, if interested, click the "Interested in Becoming a Trainer" button to notify our training staff.

SEEDS for 3-5 Year Olds: Train the Trainer


  1. SEEDS of Learning
  2. SEEDS Quality Interactions
  3. Social-Emotional Learning
  4. Vocabulary & Oral Language
  5. Book and Print Concepts
  6. Phonological Awareness
  7. Visual Discrimination
  8. Written Expression

Trainer Certification Requirements:

  • Leaders select a staff to be trained in the SEEDS of Literacy model.
  • Staff completes certification coursework (4 days face-to-face and 1 webinar) preparing them to deliver the content to their team.
  • Deliver a Pre-K SEEDS Literacy Training Session.

Cost: $450 per person ($1,850 per person value)

SEEDS for Infant-Toddler Caregiving: Train the Trainer

(pre-requisite of SEEDS 3-5-year-olds ToT or additional video content required.)

SEEDS of Infant/Toddler Learning uses a Train-the-Trainer model and coaching support that caregivers need to create supportive, caring, and productive interactions with children.

This framework shows caregivers how to:

  • Increase outcomes for children using evidence-based best practices
  • Increase teacher efficacy through a research-based skill development cycle
  • Strengthen community and learning through quality interactions

Cost: $300 per person

Want to attend a SEEDS Training?

SEEC offers SEEDS training at multiple levels. Training dates are usually in the Spring, but do need a full cohort to run (usually a minimum of 10 individuals). If there aren't trainings currently scheduled, please click the "I Want to Attend a Training" button and our training staff will reach out when a training is scheduled for your desired course.

SEEDS of Early Literacy Birth - 5

This course covers eight different modules typically held over the course of three days.

  1. SEEDS of Learning
  2. SEEDS of Quality Instruction
  3. Social-Emotional Learning
  4. Vocabulary & Oral Language
  5. Book & Print Concepts
  6. Phonological Awareness
  7. Visual Discrimination
  8. Written Expression

Cost: $100/person (includes training manual)

Upcoming Training Opportunity Available!

DELIVERY: This FULLY VIRTUAL series will be delivered on 3 Saturdays (March-May) with each session covering multiple modules (1.5 hours each with breaks in-between).

  • Saturday, March 6 | Modules 1-3 (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Saturday, April 10 | Modules 4-6 (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Saturday, May 1 | Modules 7-8 (8:00 - 11:30 am)

NOTE: Attendance at all sessions listed above is required for certification and course credit.