During the 2014-2015 program year, the Office of Head Start (OHS) used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) Pre-K Teacher-Child Observation Instrument during its on-site reviews of grantees. CLASS-reliable reviewers visited a random sample of preschool classrooms to obtain grantee-level scores. Click here to view the statistics of the 2015 grantee-level CLASS® data.
For more information, see: Use of CLASS® in Head Start, available on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Select this link for the PDF version of the report: A National Overview of Grantee CLASS® Scores in 2015[PDF, 380KB].
Head Start Family Engagement: Keys to Positive Relationships
The event will feature Dr. Ben Kearney and the Ohio Department of Mental Health with a focus on Trauma, Toxic Stress and Resilience geared specifically toward Family Services staff.
We have lined up other state and regional experts to engage participants on a range of topics related to breaking down barriers, addressing challenges and building effective relationships with Head Start families.
March 14-16, 2016
Doubletree Worthington, Columbus Ohio
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: Head Start Family Services staff must possess an understanding of human and professional dynamics and apply expert skills in engaging and partnering with families and community partners. Highly qualified presenters from diverse areas of academia and social service will help participants understand the unique issues faced by the families we serve, and engage participants in strategies to improve their professional practice by strengthening relationships and building skills.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals who work closely with families such as Family Services Staff, Supervisors and Home Visitors, and especially those who are responsible for assisting families in setting and achieving goals.
Conference content (15 contact hours) has been submitted to the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for CEU approval. All content will be submitted for Ohio Approved/Step Up to Quality Specialized Training approval.
The OHSAI February Meeting will take place February 10-12, 2016
We have a very full agenda featuring:
- Updates for Leaders from Kay Willmoth
- CLASS Instructional Support Strategies (with Teachstone Training)
- Trauma-Informed Care for Social Services
- Behavior Interventions and IDEA
- Being and Informed Voter
- Financial Fitness for Families
- Strength-Based Attitudes and Relationship-Based Practices
- Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Networking Group
- State Issues – Discussion and Updates from Wendy Grove, ODE
- Connecting the Creative Curriculum Dots (with Teaching Strategies)
- Integrating PFCE and School Readiness
- A Recipe for Inclusion
CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS
CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE EMBASSY SUITES (cut off for conference rate is January 23rd)
December 2 – 4, 2015
The December Meeting will be packed with the latest Federal and State updates and leadership issues as well as content including:
- Using Conscious Discipline with Children who have been Exposed to Trauma
- Developing and Implementing Effective Training for Adults
- Health PIR Issues
- Continuation of the Healthy Programs sessions
- EHS-CCP Networking
- Child Safety
- NPRM and the Office of Head Start
- On-Site Reviews – Lessons Learned
- Baby Doll Circle Time
- Play and Children’s Mental Health
- Supporting and Measuring Family Success
- Child Find
- and more…
Click here to make reservations at the Doubletree Worthington – Deadline for reservations at conference rate is Monday, November 16th.
OHSAI Parent Leadership Institute
November 12 – 13, 2015
Doubletree Worthington, Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Head Start Association is committed to supporting the involvement, engagement and development of Head Start Parents. This conference will equip Parent Leaders and Parent Involvement Staff with a solid understanding of the Head Start Governance Structure and the role of Policy Council as well as the current and future state of Head Start, laying the foundation for a successful partnership to support positive program outcomes. Additional content will focus on knowledge and skills building to empower Head Start Parents to enhance their parenting and leadership skills.