2015 OHSAI Parent Leadership Institute

Posted by Julie Stone on October 8, 2015 under News | Be the First to Comment

iStock_000014186302XSmallOHSAI 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.

Click here to view agenda and registration materials.

Click here to make reservations at the Doubletree Worthington.

OHSAI October Meeting

Posted by Julie Stone on August 26, 2015 under News

The OHSAI October Meeting will be held on FRIDAY, October 2nd at the Doubletree Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235

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Please note, OHSAI is partnering with OCCRRA to offer the Healthy Program series for programs interested in pursuing the “Healthy Programs” designation. We will begin the series in October with sessions running through the February Meeting. Click here  for details on the program and special (PD Track) registration instructions.

October Meeting Highlights:

  • NEW Education/Data Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, October 1st

  • State and National Updates

  • Professionalizing Your Business (geared toward Child Care Partners)

  • Advanced Case Management

  • The Power of Attachment – Maintaining Children’s Self-Regulation

  • Updates on ELA and other Assessments

  • Building a Positive Workplace


 See agenda for Ohio Approved /SUTQTraining Sessions.




Extension to Comment Period for Proposed Head Start Standards

Posted by Julie Stone on August 12, 2015 under News

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families announced yesterday an extension to the public comment period for the proposed revisions to the Head Start performance standards.  The open comment period is being extended by 30 days past the original Aug. 18 deadline and will now close Sept. 17.

The reason to extend the comment period into September is to encourage more parental feedback when children are back in Head Start programs.

We urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to share your comments.

Click here for Federal Register posting (with ability to download full PDF of Proposed Rules)

Click here for related resources in ECLKC – Program Instruction, Overview and Fact Sheet, Slides from NPRM Overview Webinar and more.

Region V Head Start Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on June 30, 2015 under News


The 2015 Region V Leadership and Professional Development Conference comes at a time when the need for outstanding leadership in Head Start and early childhood education is at an all time high, and when the need for high levels of professionalism and professional development  in Head Start is anchored in national, regional and state initiatives and priorities. 

The future of Head Start is in our hands and how we approach ensuring its success is a critical part of the leadership challenges we face.

This Conference will focus on these leadership challenges.  We have partnered with both the Office of Head Start and the Regional Office to identify pressing issues related to program design and management; fiscal operations; component area service delivery and parent involvement. 

The Region V Conference will provide the unique opportunity for participants to engage with Regional Office staff to address national, regional and state specific issues.

Visit www.ohsai.org/regionv for more information about conference content, schedule, sponsorship opportunities and more!

Click here for conference brochure and registration information

Click here to make reservations at the Hyatt Regency 

Click here to make reservations at the Hampton Inn

Head Start Performance Standards – Proposed Rules

Posted by Julie Stone on June 22, 2015 under News

This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to update Head Start program performance standards, last revised in 1998, to meet Congress’s requirements and improve the quality of Head Start. In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards by regulation and “ensure that any such revisions in the standards [do] not result in the elimination of or any reduction in quality, scope, or types of health, educational, parental involvement, nutritional, social, or other services.”

Click here for Federal Register posting (with ability to download full PDF of Proposed Rules)

Click here for related resources in ECLKC – Program Instruction, Overview and Fact Sheet, Slides from NPRM Overview Webinar and more.

Comment period ends August 18, 2015.