OHSAI October Meeting – October 9-10

Posted by Julie Stone on August 28, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

The OHSAI October Meeting will be held October 9-10, 2014 at the EMBASSY SUITES in Dublin, Ohio.

We have a full and exciting agenda…

  • Heath/Education/Disabilities and Social Services Advisory Meetings on Wednesday, October 8th
  • Tommy Sheridan from the National Head Start Association with the latest from Washington, DC
  • Closing the Achievement Gap – A CLASS Refresher
  • Discoveries of Infancy
  • The first two sessions in our ongoing series for the Ohio Healthy Programs designation
  • Building Family Well Being through Financial Security Strategies
  • The Art of Constructive Communication to Support Parent Participation Outcomes
  • Monitoring System Revisions and the Five Year Grant Cycle
  • 40 Developmental Assets
  • Head Start A to Z Learning: Self-Assessment and Ongoing Monitoring
  • State Issues – Funding, Expansion, Partnerships and Key Players
  • National Center Initiatives and TTA Updates
  • Ohio Department of Health Supports for Early Head Start Services
  • Systematic and Integrated Family Engagement
  • Parent Involvement

Click here to visit the Embassy Suites website. (deadline for conference rate is September 16th)

Click here to view full agenda and registration information. (registration deadline is October 1st)

 

Bus Transportation and Safety

Posted by Julie Stone on August 25, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

ohsAs a follow up to our OHSAI Transportation Training Day held last week in Columbus, we share with you an Information Memorandum (IM) released today by the Office of Head Start on Bus Transportation and Safety. The IM stresses that ensuring the safety of children is the highest priority of the Office of Head Start.

The IM focuses on avoiding transportation-related incidents such as children being left on the bus  or unsupervised through Redundant (or Fail-Safe) Safety Systems, Active Supervision, and Additional Transportation Safety Practices.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

 

Aligned Monitoring Virtual Expo and Live Q&A Sessions

Posted by Julie Stone on August 19, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

alignedmonitoringThe Virtual Expo is a new and fun environment to learn about the Aligned Monitoring System. This event will give grantees all of the tools and information necessary to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year and learn about the Aligned Monitoring System. The week leading up to the Live Q&A Sessions, the Virtual Expo will open for all grantees to learn about the Aligned Monitoring System, how to prepare for a review, and Review Event Types for fiscal year 2015 (Environmental Health and Safety, Head Start Key Indicators – Compliant, Fiscal/ERSEA, and CLASS). Grantees will also have the opportunity to chat live with Monitoring staff during established office hours. The week of exploring the Virtual Expo will culminate in a series of Live Q&A Webinar sessions with Ross Weaver and Adia Brown from OHS. All questions submitted during the Expo and asked during the Live Q&A will be addressed during the sessions.

Important Event Dates:

September 10th at 12pm EDT: Enter the Virtual Expo.
September 17th, 2-3pm EDT: The general Live Q&A session will air.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT EVENT WEBSITE 

OHSAI Partners to Promote Ohio Healthy Programs

Posted by Julie Stone on August 13, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

Ohio Healthy ProgramsOHP FY 14 Logo_no picsThe Ohio Head Start Association is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association to bring the Ohio Healthy Programs project to the Head Start community.

The project offers child care programs the opportunity to earn recognition as an Ohio Healthy Program. Steps toward this distinction include: attending training, implementing a wellness policy, improving menus and engaging parents.

The distinction occurs by license and there are very specific requirements about which staff must attend each training. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS.

We will begin at the OHSAI October meeting with the sessions “Healthy Habits Part 1 – Healthy Activity” on Thursday morning and “Healthy Habits Part 2 – Healthy Eating and Feeding” on Friday morning. To meet the Ohio Healthy Programs requirement, these sessions must be attended by one staff person from each age level represented in the licensed facility that will apply. Though not required, we are encouraging Health and Nutrition Managers to attend these valuable sessions as well to learn new ideas and to help support the Ohio Healthy Programs process within their facilities.

Watch for more information coming soon.

2014 Transportation Training Day

Posted by Julie Stone on July 9, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

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The 2014 OHSAI Transportation Training Day will take place on Thursday, August 21 from 10am to 3:15pm at the Doubletree in Worthington, Ohio.

This interactive training is geared toward Head Start Transportation Managers, Drivers and Monitors and will address these topics:

  • Railroad Safety
  • The Big Picture of Safety and Lessons Learned
  • Communicating with Families (this afternoon session is approved for SUTQ Specialized Training)

The event is designed to meet the four hour ODE Annual Inservice Training requirement for bus drivers and bus aides as described in Ohio’s Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules (3301-83-10(B)).

Click here to access Doubletree reservations page.

CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

This event is sponsored by:

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Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Resources

Posted by Julie Stone on June 27, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

zerotothreelogo_bkThe ZERO TO THREE Policy Center recently released a web page of resources relevant to Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. This web page provides links to key Department of Health and Human Services websites on developing and applying for partnership grants as well as resources developed by ZERO TO THREE and others to help efforts in the field to respond to the important opportunity for changing the early care and learning landscape for infants and toddlers.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PAGE.

SAVE THE DATE: OHSAI Transportation Training Day

Posted by Julie Stone on June 26, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

The 2014 OHSAI Transportation Training Day will take place on Thursday, August 21 from 10am to 3:15pm at the Doubletree in Worthington, Ohio.

This training is geared toward Head Start Transportation Managers, Drivers and Monitors and will address issues of policy, regulatory updates, and best practices with an emphasis on safety and family engagement.

The event is designed to meet the four hour ODE Annual Inservice Training requirement for bus drivers and bus aides as described in Ohio’s Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules (3301-83-10(B)).

Click here to access Doubletree reservations page.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks.