OHSAI April Meeting

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hilton Polaris – 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43240

With our different location, the format is a little different as well. On Thursday morning, we have three sessions that apply to a broad range of managers, staff and parents – New Culture Shifts in Head Start, Making the Most of Your Relationships with Families, and Teamwork. The luncheon will include an informative and fun interactive experience, and the afternoon Roundtable sessions will address specific content area topics.

Special thanks to our Meeting sponsor

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Click here to view the full agenda and registration materials.

Click here to make reservations at the Hilton Polaris - deadline to book at conference rate is Sunday, March 15th.

UPDATE – 2015 Social Work Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on February 27, 2015 under News | Be the First to Comment

UPDATE – CONFERENCE HAS BEEN APPROVED for 15 CPEs for OHIO SOCIAL WORKERS AND COUNSELORS, AND ALL BREAKOUT SESSIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR SUTQ SPECIALIZED TRAINING.

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 3rd.

Engaging Families and Communities to Improve Outcomes and Support Transitions

The event will feature Dr. Eurnestine Brown, a national trainer and consultant who works with the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

We have lined up other state and regional experts to engage participants on a range of topics related to breaking down barriers and building effective relationships and partnerships.

March 11-13, 2015

Embassy Suites Dublin, 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.

CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

2015 OHSAI Scholarships

Posted by Julie Stone on February 11, 2015 under News | Be the First to Comment

The Ohio  Head Start Association is offering the following scholarships to be awarded at the 2015 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference:

 Mary T. Patterson Scholarship and Ohio Head Start Association Scholarships in memory of Dr. Oscar B. Griffith, Jr.

The Mary T. Patterson scholarship ( up to $500) is awarded to a former Head Start child who is a high school senior or high school graduate to support their pursuit of higher education.  This may include college, a certification program, or any training that will increase the applicant’s educational and employment opportunities.  In addition, the Ohio Head Start Association awards two additional scholarships ($100 each) in memory of Oscar B. Griffith, Jr.

CLICK HERE FOR MARY PATTERSON/OSCAR GRIFFITH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Dr. James A. Scott, Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. James A. Scott, Jr. scholarship (up to $500) is awarded to a current full-time Head Start teacher to support his or her pursuit of education at an accredited institution of higher education.  Applicants must have a least three consecutive years of employment as a Head Start teacher and must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education and working towards a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

CLICK HERE FOR JAMES SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is March 20, 2015

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at ohsai@ohsai.org or 937-435-1113.