Conscious Discipline – Special Event

Posted by Julie Stone on April 29, 2016 under News | Be the First to Comment

Building Resilient Children, Families and Organizations Using Conscious Discipline®

August 10-11, 2016cd

Doubletree Worthington – 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235

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In this two day training, participants will have the opportunity to upgrade their current understanding of Conscious Discipline®, the highly effective social emotional curriculum to support work with children, families and Head Start Programs.

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Day 1 will include a full day of inspiration and education from Angela Fraley, a highly regarded Loving Guidance Associate, as conveys how Conscious Discipline® creates the building blocks of safety and connection to prime the brain for learning in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Day 2 will include three break-out sessions:

Using Conscious Discipline® with infants and toddlers with a strong emphasis on Baby Doll Circle Time, Angela Fraley, National Trainer and Loving Guidance Associate

Advanced strategies using the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline® to support preschoolers and their families, Renee Sutherland, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Conscious Organizations– the Head Start administrator’s perspective, Peg Tazewell, Knox County Head Start Executive Director

Intended audience:  Head Start Administrators, Teachers and Assistant Teachers

As a result of this event, participants will be able to increase the fidelity of their implementation of Conscious Discipline throughout their Head Start program.

 Registration Fee: $275

 

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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)

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

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

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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

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUMMARY OF INFANT MEAL PATTERN CHANGES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUMMARY OF CHILD/ADULT MEAL PATTERN CHANGES

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMARY OF BEST PRACTICES

The meal pattern also offers “best practice” guidelines, which (while not mandatory) will be addressed in policy guidance rather than through regulatory language. These best-practices include, among others, supporting breastfeeding mothers, including making one of the two snack components a fruit or vegetable, providing at least two servings of whole grain-rich grains per day, serving only lean meats and limiting processed meats, and serving only natural cheeses that are low-fat or reduced-fat.

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