Conference session details * are now available, and we have two exciting additions to the 2013 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference agenda.
*This document has been updated. All sessions submitted for SUTQ Specialized Training Approval have been approved.
The folllowing session has been added:
Thursday, June 6th, 8:45am to 11:00am
Meaningful Analysis of Early Head Start School Readiness Data
Karen Hennelly, Infant/Toddler Program Specialist, Office of Head Start- Region V
The session will focus on meaningful analysis of school readiness data for infants and toddlers to help programs ensure data is useful and appropriately aggregated and analyzed. Throughout the session, participants learn how to best use multiple data sources to determine the programs impact on the school readiness of very young children. Discussions regarding strategies for approaching infant toddler data from both the center based and home based level will allow participants to gain knowledge that can be used in future school readiness discussions and planning sessions.
Also, Angel Rhodes, Assistant Policy Director- Early Childhood Education for Governor Kasich, has accepted our invitation and will address the audience at our closing luncheon on Thursday, June 6th.
We have exciting plans for the 2013 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference being held June 3 – 6, 2013 at the Dayton Marriott.
Here are few highlights…
Monday Full-Day Preconferences:
The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You - Jennifer Berman from Venable LLP will help participants understand the Affordable Care Act and the associated liabilities and responsibilities. This working session will give you the opportunity to determine the specific potential impacts on your organization.
Two-Four-Six-Eight… How do we Communicate? - A session focusing on Intentional Communication Skill Building - This session will provide a basic understanding on the dynamics of how human beings communicate, use language to express their needs and feelings, and how to ensure that our ways of communication are effective, meaningful and lasting. It will be a “train the trainer” session with a take-home package of training materials that can be used with classroom teachers, teacher assistants and aides.
Family Development Credential (FDC) Trainer’s Institute - This four day event held in conjunction with the June conference will prepare participants to faciliate the FDC training locally. Developed through Cornell University and currently housed at The University of Connecticut, the FDC builds skills in the following areas: Family Empowerment, Goal Setting using Strength-Based Assessments, Cultural Competence, Home Visiting, Helping Families with Unique Needs (Domestic Violence, Mental Health, etc.), Communication Skills, and Facilitation and Collaboration Skills. This model is appropriate for anyone working directly with families, regardless of their education, background, skill level, and experience. The program is designed to offer 80-90 hours of classroom instruction followed by an individual portfolio and exam demonstrating skill development.
- David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation – Monday Dinner Speaker
- Kay Willmoth, Region V – Thursday Brunch Speaker
- CLASS Recertification Preparation
- Fiscal Implications of Sequestration
- Emotional Intelligence
- Leadership Issues
- Social Emotional Field Guide sessions
- Relationship Based Competencies for Family Engagement
- Motivational Interviewing
- Early Head Start Track
- Health Track
- … and more!
To reserve hotel accomodations online, go to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dayoh?groupCode=ohaohaa&app=resvlink&fromDate=6/2/13&toDate=6/6/13
The updated (five star) Step Up To Quality Program Standards were released yesterday on the www.earlychildhoodohio.org website. Please visit the website for most current version of the standards and implementation timeline. As a reminder, the Early Childhood Ohio website is a great tool for programs and providers to become more familiar with the Early Learning Challenge Grant (ELCG) changes, obtain resources and register for the most recent Information Sessions.
This spring, information sessions on Ohio’s revised Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Tiered Quality Rating & Improvement System (TQRIS) are available. The session, Overview of Step Up To Quality Program Standards, will introduce programs to the newly revised SUTQ Program Standards, TQRIS model, and the timeline for implementation in Ohio. The session will be presented jointly by representatives from your regional Ohio Department of Education (ODE) State Support Team and your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. Local programs and providers are strongly encouraged to register for these sessions.
Please continue to check the www.earlychildhoodohio.org website for the most recent updates and timelines.
OHSAI SPECIAL EVENT
Creating and Maintaining Safe, Secure Environments
April 17-18, 2013
Airport Marriott, Columbus, Ohio
Our first responsibility to the families we serve is to keep their children safe and secure.
Wednesday, April 17: Participants will take a comprehensive look at Playground Safety including topics like equipment, surfacing, inspections, perimeters and more. Clark Kugler, President of The Adventurous Child will present and Lori Jones from Knox County Head Start will be on hand to provide a licensing and head Start monitoring perspective.
Thursday, April 18: The focus will shift to Program Safety and Security issues. Matt Tillmann and Les Helms from Pragmatic Self Defense will discuss creating an agency culture that embraces safety by recognizing potentially violent situations and taking preventative action. Craig Horschauer of Safety and Security Solutions will discuss what we can learn from schools about managing physical safety issues, assessing risk and planning thoughtfully.