The Department of Early Childhood Education

Providing and supporting quality programs for young children

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Program

The School District of Palm Beach County manages the Strong Minds Technical Assistance Program, a component of Children’s Services Council’s Quality Child Care Network. The mission of the Strong Minds network is to use research and data to increase the quality of early care and education through integrated supports and resources for private child care centers and public school classroom practitioners and management.

The Technical Assistance Specialists (TAS) are experienced, highly trained teachers certified in early childhood education. These Specialists provide training and on-site technical assistance to help improve program quality to increase good child outcomes. The services are based on nationally accepted best practices in early education, and on-site assistance is based on an assessment of current practices and goals set jointly by the participants and TA Specialists.

The Technical Assistance Specialists have specialized training and experience in the following areas: infant and toddler care-giving; developmentally appropriate practice; children with special needs; accreditation; curriculum; behavior management; Teachstone Class Assessment tools and Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessments.



  • Strong Minds Technical Assistance – Sandra Tucker
    ( or by phone at (561) 629-8582.
  • Strong Minds Navigator - or by phone at 561-374-7521 or 561-374-7532.