2017 Transportation Training Day

The 2017 OHSAI Transportation Training Day will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Crowne Plaza North in Columbus, Ohio

This interactive training is geared toward Head Start Transportation Managers, Drivers and Monitors and will address these topics

Transportation Essentials
 Buses, Safety and Scenarios
Substance Abuse and Your Role in the Community
REGISTRATION RATES: Member rate is $85.00. Member agencies sending three or more participants will receive a discount: $75.00 per participant for three or more.

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2017 Conscious Discipline Event – The Big Picture

Conscious Discipline® –  The Big Picture

August 9-10, 2017

Doubletree Worthington – 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE

 Intended audience:  Head Start and Early Head Start Administrators, Coaches, Mentors, Teachers and Assistant Teachers

In this two day training, participants will have the opportunity to step back to look at the “big picture” of Conscious Discipline focusing on implementation issues specific to Head Start and Early Head Start with a programmatic approach to infusing Conscious Discipline beyond the classroom.

Wednesday, August 9th

 Conscious Discipline Implementation in Head Start and Early Head Start

 Abbi Kruse, Nationally Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor

Participants will explore how Conscious Discipline can be used to support children and families impacted by adverse childhood experiences and the parallels between Conscious Discipline (Safety, Connection, Problem Solving) and Trauma Informed Care (Safety, Connection, Managing Emotions).

 

Thursday August 10th

 Conscious Discipline – Beyond the Classroom

Abbi Kruse, Nationally Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor

This training examines how the powers and skills of Conscious Discipline can be applied not only to our work with children but to our interactions with coworkers and adult family members.

 Conscious Discipline – Back to Basics

Renee Sutherland, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

This session will cover the skills and classroom structures of Conscious Discipline for staff from programs that are new to Conscious Discipline and staff who are new to programs that implement Conscious Discipline.

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE DOUBLETREE WORTHINGTON ONLINE

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Abbi Kruse is the founder and Executive Director of The Playing Field, an early education program that serves children from very diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds. Through an Early Head Start grant, children experiencing homelessness are cared for right alongside those from far more advantaged families’

Before founding The Playing Field, Abbi served as the Director of the University of Wisconsin Preschool Lab. She had come to that role after serving as the Professional Development Director for a Head Start program. Other professional experience includes early childhood teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. While Abbi has worked in a variety of ECE settings, she holds the work of Head Start in high regard.

Abbi is Nationally Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor. She is also a part time faculty member at Madison College.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and has nearly completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with and Early Childhood emphasis.

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June Leadership and Professional Development Conference

JUNE 5-8, 2017

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.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two Day Fiscal Track facilitated by the National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations
  • Leadership Academy for Practice Based Coaching Part 2 – Coach Training – open only to programs that have participated in Leadership Academy Part 1 – Programs will be contacted directly with details and special registration instructions. 
  • Trauma Train the Trainer
  • Family Development Credential Instructor’s Institute – application and special registration required
  • Sessions for Leaders on Performance Standards, Human Resources and Leadership approaches
  • Healthy Programs sessions – Healthy Menus and Healthy Policies
  • Breakout sessions covering a full range of issues and service areas

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA

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 CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE – enter group code 1706OHSAI

GREAT WOLF LODGE RATE: $129 Single/Double + 13% local tax

guests can also make reservations by calling 1-866-954-9653

Cut off date 5-12-17

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GREAT WOLF LODGE PAYMENT PROCEDURES

CLICK HERE FOR CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR BLANK TAX EXEMPT FORM

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OHSAI April Meeting

Wednesday, April 19th through Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH  43229

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

DAY 1, Wednesday, April 19th:

COMMUNITIES OF LEARNERS  

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

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

The luncheon General Session will include State and Federal Updates.

 

DAY 2, Thursday, April 20th

 SPECIAL SESSIONS:

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

  • Updates for Leaders 
  • The Family Partnership Process
  • Resilience is Not Just for Kids
  • STEAM for Infants and Toddlers
  • Data Management with ChildPlus

Afternoon General Session:

Ohio’s Trauma Informed Care Initiative, Kim Kehl, Ohio Department of Mental Health

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL AGENDA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE Crowne Plaza Columbus North

Thank you to our event

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OHSAI Scholarships 2017

The Ohio Head Start Association is offering the following scholarships to be awarded at the 2017 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference. DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 21, 2017.

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 21, 2017

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

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Regional Office Updates

Karen McNamara, Supervisor from the Region V Office of Head Start joined us at the OHSAI February meeting and provided updates from the Regional Office. Click here to download her presentation. 

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