SAVE THE DATE: 2014 June Leadership Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on April 10, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

OHSAI June Leadership and Professional Development Conference

June 2-5, 2014

Dayton Marriott

We are in the process of formulating an agenda that will support Head Start Leadership at all levels of the organization, including dynamic keynote speakers and a variety of intensive breakout sessions.

Plans include….

  • Extensive training for Leadership Staff on Organizational Culture and Program Management Issues
  • CLASS Application Track with Hands-On Experiences
  • A Systems Approach to Quality in Early Head Start Track facilitated by the Early Head Start National Resource Center
  • Focus on the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Issues
  • Data Issues
  • Health and Nutrition Topics

… and MUCH more….

Watch for more details and registration materials in the coming weeks.

Click here to make reservations at the Dayton Marriott.

2014 – 2015 NHSA Awards & Scholarship Nominations Now Open!

Posted by Julie Stone on April 7, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

Each year, NHSA seeks to acknowledge those individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in their Head Start communities through the NHSA Scholarships and Awards program. The nomination process for the 2014 – 2015 Scholarship & Award year is now open. The online process has been updated and is more user friendly, and they also have a brand new scholarship, the Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship.

OHSAI encourages Ohio grantees to submit nominations – this is an excellent opportunity to recognize your program’s ‘shining stars’.

Please go to to find out more, and click on “Nomination Directions” at the top of the page to get started.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Regional Informational Meetings

Posted by Julie Stone on April 1, 2014 under News | Be the First to Comment

An invitation from the Ohio Department of Education and Early Childhood Ohio…

Hear from Dr. Stephanie Siddens and Sophie Hubbell of the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness and Dr. Angel Rhodes, early education and development officer from the Office of Governor John Kasich about the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and other early childhood supports and initiatives beginning next year. The target audience for these meetings is a small team of educators from school districts including kindergarten teachers, elementary principals, district superintendents or other administrators. Other early childhood professionals are also welcome to attend. Registrations will be taken for each session until the meeting reaches capacity. The session is repeated twice at each location.


Tuesday, April 1 – Bowling Green, Ohio

Wednesday, April 16- Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Wednesday, April 23 – Massillon, Ohio

Thursday, May 1 – Chauncey, Ohio

Wednesday, May 14 – Independence, Ohio



Grant Reviewer Opportunity

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

2014 Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership Grants

Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014

Find Out More on the ECLKC!

Apply to be an expert reviewer for the 2014 Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership grants! The EHS-CC Partnership is a new competitive federal grant opportunity to expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families.

Qualifications and Requirements

The application review process relies on qualified, non-federal reviewers who can critically evaluate applications. Applicants must have expertise in early childhood education, child development, family support services, or related fields. Familiarity with Early Head Start, center-based child care, or family child care is required.

Reviewers must commit to a minimum of four weeks (four one-week panels) in July and August 2014. They will be paid $350 per day while serving on a panel.

How to Apply

Apply online at by Friday, April 11, 2014. Enter “EHS-CC-2014” for the reference code.


For more information, visit the Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) at