OHSAI Supporting Vote for Ohio Kids

Vote for Ohio Kids is a statewide effort dedicated to ensuring Ohio’s next Governor will make investments in children’s early education and health a top priority. This initiative is led jointly by Groundwork Ohio and the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association in partnership with business, healthcare, and early education leaders as well as child advocates from around the state.
Vote for Ohio Kids is driving a powerful agenda that puts Ohio kids front and center. Ohio’s next governor must invest in proven, high-quality early childhood experiences for all Ohio kids to ensure school and career success and support access to the essential healthcare services for all Ohio kids that are vital to successful development.

Learn more at www.voteforohiokids.org

And, Save the Date – September 27th – Leadership Forum at the Columbus Convention Center

OHSAI April Meeting

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsor 

Wednesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 12

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Doubletree Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235

DAY 1, Wednesday, April 11

COMMUNITIES OF LEARNERS (10am to 4:30pm – Lunch Provided)

Our Community of Learners model facilitates meaningful and intentional networking, sharing and learning among and between peers working in a common field.

  • Directors
  • Parents
  • Education
  • Data
  • Health/Disabilities/Mental Health
  • Early Head Start
  • Family & Community Partnerships

DAY 2, Thursday, April 12

9:00am to 12:00pm – Breakout Sessions

  Breakout sessions will focus on key topics across service areas including:

  • What’s Next? Updates for Leaders
  • Supporting Kinship Families
  • Program for Infant Toddler Caregiving – Flexible, Fearful, Feisty
  • Important Conversations with People Who are Different Than You
  • Practice Based Coaching – Strengthening Collaborative Partners, Shared Goals and Action Planning
  • Supporting Parents from Identification to IEP

12pm to 3:00pm – Luncheon and General Session

The Big Picture – Updates from the National Head Start Association, Tommy Sheridan, Senior Director of Government Affairs, NHSA

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For more information about OHSAI CEU Policies and Procedures, and for more information about preparing for your conference experience, visit www.ohsai.org/professional-development-information 

OHSAI 2018 Scholarships

The Ohio Head Start Association is offering the following scholarships to be awarded at the 2018 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference. DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 20, 2018.

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

 

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is April 20, 2018

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

New Resource: INFOhio Early Learning Portal

The INFOhio Early Learning Portal is for parents and educators of children ages three through five. To prepare Ohio’s early learners for school and their future, INFOhio encourages adults to use the digital resources with children, providing guidance and support.

You can trust the reliability of the resources in the portal. Each website and app in the portal was selected and evaluated by librarians and educators using this rubric. All resources align with the Ohio Early Learning Standards.

The INFOhio Early Learning Portal was made possible by a partnership with the Office of Governor John Kasich, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Please visit INFOhio for more information about resources for early learning or Bold Beginning! for more information on services and resources for families with young children.

OHSAI December Meeting

The OHSAI December Meeting will be held December 7-8, 2017 at the Doubletree Worthington.

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Thursday, December 7

 Amanda Bryans from the Office of Head Start has accepted our invitation and will join us for a dialogue in the Director Community of Learners and to deliver updates from the Office of Head Start during the luncheon General Session.

 COMMUNITIES OF LEARNERS

The Community of Learners model is designed to facilitate ongoing, meaningful and intentional networking, sharing and learning among and between peers working in a common field.  We view the implementation of the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards and the revised Monitoring System as unique opportunities to continue to frame the work of the Communities of Learners. 

 Click here to see agenda with specific topics

    • Directors
    • Parents
    • Education
    • Data
    • Health/Disabilities/Mental Health
    • Early Head Start
    • Family & Community Partnerships

 

Friday, December 8

Breakout sessions will focus on key topics across service areas including:

– Maintaining Positive Leadership in the Face of Change

– De-Mystifying Data: Helping Staff Understand Data and Its Importance

– Beyond the Basics: Looking at Practice Based Coaching Through an Advanced Lens

– Engaging with Substance Abusing Families: A Strengths Based Approach

– IMIL Strategies to Increase Instructional Support – Satisfying CLASS Indicators with Music and Movement

– PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Caregiving) – First Moves

 

Luncheon and General Session:

The Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on Children  

LeeAnn Cornyn, Director of Children’s Initiatives, Policy and Public Affairs, Office of Ohio Attorney General 

 

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Head Start 101 and Governance Training

Head Start 101 and Governance Training 

The Basics and Beyond for Head Start Staff and Parents

A session for new Head Start employees, parents, current staff, and staff who train other staff and parents

Thursday, November 16 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, November 17 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Doubletree Worthington, Columbus, Ohio – CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE

TRAINING TOPICS

Head Start History

Head Start Structure

Head Start Rules and Regulations

Head Start Governance

Head Start Initiatives

State Connections – ODE, ODJFS, State Advocacy

Head Start and the Political System

The Heart of Head Start

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