The Year of Children’s Vision is an exciting, one-of-a-kind collaborative effort to support the vision health of children in Head Start and early childhood programs across the United States.
Webinar: Why Do We Screen Vision in Young Children?
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
1:30pm CST / 2:30pm EST
This webinar, the first in a series from the Year of Children’s Vision initiative, is to help front-line screeners understand the critical importance of vision screening in young children and which children should be referred for eye exams instead of first participating in vision screening.
Click here for more information about The Year of Children’s Vision.
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, 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.
The Ohio Departments of Education and Job and Family Services has announced the implementation of the revised 5–Star Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s quality rating and improvement system for licensed learning and development programs. Step Up To Quality recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing health and safety standards. Supports are available to assist programs in achieving and maintaining a Star Rating.
As of October 1, 2013, rated programs can apply for an increase to their rating in the new 5–Star Step Up To Quality system. By mid–October, unrated programs will be able to submit an initial registration. All registrations will be completed and submitted using the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS).
For more information, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org
Click here view the announcement from ODJFS/ODE – letter and contact information
Click here to view the SUTQ Implementation Webinar