2016 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on April 28, 2016 under News | Be the First to Comment

UPDATE – CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA WITH FULL SESSION DETAILS

JUNE 6 – 9, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio

This event is planned to  help  build leadership skills at every level of the Head Start organization. This event will provide intensive, practical and advanced level learning to enhance the professional development levels of all participants.

Linda Smith (2)

kayCONFIRMED –

Linda Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Early 
Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families

Kay Willmoth, Region V Program Manager, Office of Head Start 

CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • LEGISLATIVE DINNER – Monday evening with remarks from Tom Sheridan, Director of Government Affairs for the National Head Start Association, on the future of Head Start in the wake of the 2016 national elections.
  • Leadership Issues focused on Partnerships, Communication, Human Resources and State and Federal Priorities and Initiatives
  • Infant Toddler – supporting learning and development in a variety of settings
  • Fiscal Issues – Full day track to include Cost Allocation and Non-Federal Share
  • Family Development Crendential Instructor’s Institute – application and special registration required – contact OHSAI for more information
  • Family Engagement – Conscious Parenting, ERSEA, Cultural Awareness
  • Early Learning – CLASS Coaching, Project Based Instruction, Digital Documentation, and STEM in the outdoors
  • Health and Special Needs – Vision Screening training (see enclosed flyer), PIR Walk-Through, Accessibility, Managing Behavior, and networking opportunities
  • Many other sessions to support supervision and management skills

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  • 2501 Great Wolf Lodge  Mason, OH  45040    513-459-8885
  • Reservation—  1-866-954-9653 or click here
  • Use Group Code—1606OHSA
  • Room Rate—$129.00 (includes waterpark passes)
  • CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESERVATIONS (code 1606OHSA)

CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

CLICK HERE FOR THE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CREDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR’S INSTITUTE APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

USDA Announces New CACFP Meal Pattern

Posted by Julie Stone on April 26, 2016 under News | Be the First to Comment

cacfp_1via Child Care Aware…

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the USDA announced that it has finalized meal pattern revisions to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This rule updates the meal pattern requirements to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which was required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new rule goes into effect October 1, 2017.

Changes are as follows:

Infant Meal Pattern

  • Limits service of juice to once per day.
  • Requires whole vegetables and fruits to be served at snack for infants 6-11 months of age.
  • Eliminates fruit juice from the infant meal pattern.
  • Allows ready-to-eat cereals to be served as a grain at snack for infants 6-11 months of age.
  • Allows cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt as allowable meat alternates for infants 6 – 11 months of age.

Child and Adult Meal Pattern

  • Establishes the child and adult age groups as 1-2 year olds, 3-5 year olds, 6-12 year olds, 13-18 year olds.
  • Requires breakfast cereals to contain no more than 6 grams of sugar per dry ounce. Starting October 1, 2019, ounce equivalents are used to determine the quantity of credible grain.
  • Allows meat and meat alternates to be served in place of the entire grains requirement at breakfast a maximum of three times per week.
  • Requires yogurt to contain no more than 23 grams of sugar per 6 ounces.
  • Prohibits flavored milk for children 2-5.

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OHSAI April Meeting

Posted by Julie Stone on February 29, 2016 under News

Thursday, April 7th

Doubletree Worthington – 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Agenda Highlights:

  • Health/Disabilities, Social Services and Education Data Advisory Meetings on Wednesday, April 6th.
  • Updates and Insight from NHSA = Emmalie Dropkin, NHSA Director of Policy, Data and Research
  • Family Engagement in a 21st Century Environment
  • Helping Parents Understand School Readiness
  • Transitions in Early Head Start
  • Increasing Concept Development in the Classroom
  • Workforce Development Dialogue
  • Effective Community Engagement
  • Healthy Programs – Session 3: Healthy Policies and Session 4: Healthy Menus
  • Early Head Start Networking
  • Being an Informed Voter
  • Focusing on Social and Emotional Health to Raise CLASS Scores

CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE DOUBLETREE – Deadline for conference rate is March 15, 2016.

Connect with OHSAI

Posted by Julie Stone on February 25, 2016 under News

Join OHSAI Program Content Area Lists!

This is an opportunity for Head Start program staff, parents, partners and others to join Content Area Specific Email Lists. These lists are used to share key information of interest in each area, as well as conference information specific to content areas. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO JOIN GROUPS

OHSAI Scholarships 2016

Posted by Julie Stone on February 23, 2016 under News

The Ohio  Head Start Association is offering the following scholarships to be awarded at the 2016 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference. DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 21, 2016.

 Mary T. Patterson Scholarship and Ohio Head Start Association Scholarships in memory of Dr. Oscar B. Griffith, Jr.

The Mary T. Patterson scholarship ( up to $500) is awarded to a former Head Start child who is a high school senior or high school graduate to support their pursuit of higher education.  This may include college, a certification program, or any training that will increase the applicant’s educational and employment opportunities.  In addition, the Ohio Head Start Association awards two additional scholarships ($100 each) in memory of Oscar B. Griffith, Jr.

CLICK HERE FOR MARY PATTERSON/OSCAR GRIFFITH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Dr. James A. Scott, Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. James A. Scott, Jr. scholarship (up to $500) is awarded to a current full-time Head Start teacher to support his or her pursuit of education at an accredited institution of higher education.  Applicants must have a least three consecutive years of employment as a Head Start teacher and must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education and working towards a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

CLICK HERE FOR JAMES SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is April 21, 2016

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at ohsai@ohsai.org or 937-435-1113.