T/TAS
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T/TAS Training Events Calendar


April
Tuesday, April 13th
9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

THIS EVENT IS FULL. To be added to a waitlist in case an opening becomes available, use the "Register Online" link below and you will be given an option to be put on the waitlist.

Apr 13 - Apr 15, 2021

Virtual Training
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.


View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Registration deadline is April 6th!

Standard Registration: $550

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $510 - some restrictions apply
1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


Health is the foundation of school readiness. Managing comprehensive health services in Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal, American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start, and Child Care Partnerships is complex, conflicting, and ever-changing. It spans medical, nutritional, mental, and oral health, and serves those with differing abilities. Federal, state, local, tribal, and other regulations must be understood and followed – often regulations differ among themselves on the same topic. In addition, the role of Health & Nutrition Manager varies widely from program to program and is clearly impacted by the skill level, training, and partners who support the health arena. In addition, the Head Start Performance Standards, UDSA regulations, and Head Start monitoring processes have all recently changed. To top it all off, we are smack in the midst of a viral pandemic, with all of the associated considerations, waivers, and related stress.

Managing Comprehensive Health and Nutrition During the Pandemic strives to provide content-area staff overseeing these services (as well as their supervisors, colleagues, and partners) with accurate, consistent, credible, and realistic information and tools with which to deliver the mandated comprehensive health services. Since Health is Science-based and therefore always evolving, this event continually updates content based on the most up-to-date information available. New materials are added and no two iterations of this training are ever identical!

Participants in Managing Comprehensive Health and Nutrition During the Pandemic refine their management skills, garner updated information, and gain insight into current medical health, mental health, nutritional sciences, and dental health practices for early childhood programs and the Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal, American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start, and Child Care Partnership setting. They also learn to effectively monitor classrooms for health and safety and explore solutions to the tough issues facing programs today, such as the perfect PIR, short- and long-term exclusion, role of health and nutrition in school readiness goals, special diets, incomplete physical examinations, inadequate numbers of providers willing to work with young children, and adjustments to service delivery associated with the coronavirus.

An intentional, teamwork and systems-based approach is stressed throughout this intensive institute, focusing on the management of medical health, nutritional, dental and oral health. The institute addresses the current health care system; recruitment, documentation and recordkeeping; health resources; and strategies for positively engaging families and children.

The institute integrates Hot Topics in Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal, American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start, and Child Care Partnership Head Start.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will better understand the roles of federal mandates such as the Revised Head Start Performance Standards, updated USDA regulations, state requirements, and the Office of Head Start’s Early Learning Outcomes Framework in the provision of comprehensive health and nutrition services.

  • Participants will recognize the value of an integrated team-approach in delivering quality, sustainable health services.

  • Participants will identify required services and best practice concepts and explore strategies to address barriers and challenges affecting service delivery, especially during the pandemic.

  • Participants will expand their knowledge of appropriate, credible resources and develop a network of associates for continued sharing.

  • Participants will be able to explain the essential role of comprehensive health and nutrition service delivery in positively impacting child outcomes and school readiness goals for children aged birth to five and their families.

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For event announcements via email, please join the T/TAS news and updates by email service at http://orgs.wku.edu/ttas/email-announcements.php.

Tuesday, April 27th
10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2021
Virtual Training
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.


View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Registration deadline is April 16th!

Standard Registration: $435

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.4 CEUs (4 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


Often times Parent Committees are the untapped fertile ground of the advocacy building experience that could be for Head Start parents. This component of the Head Start shared governance structure should ensure that all parents have a significant decision-making experience that supports school readiness. With support from program leadership and other decision makers, that could be every parent’s experience.

The successful Parent Committee provides a foundation for parents to embrace a leadership role in the Head Start program, in their child’s educational pursuits, as well as in their community. This institute aligns with two of the Office of Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework’s family engagement outcomes - “Parents as Advocates and Leaders” and “Family Connections to Peers and Community.”

VIP provides parents and program staff the opportunity to review, revise, and renew their commitment to implementing parent-driven Parent Committees with program practices relevant for today’s parents. Every aspect of this institute will emphasize the importance of parents individualizing the Parent Committee to meet their needs by working in concert with staff. Program parents and staff are encouraged to attend together.

Learning Outcomes

  • Empower parents to embrace and take agency over the Parent Committee;

  • Explore staff perceptions of the Parent Committee and the specific tasks and roles parents play in the Parent Committee that incorporates leadership, advocacy, and networking;

  • Develop creative strategies to get more families engaged in the Parent Committee;

  • Explore ways to ensure each parent has a significant decision-making experience throughout the program;

  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of the relationship between school readiness and the Parent Committee and parent transitions; and
  • Increase the knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices relative to the Parent Committee.

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For event announcements via email, please join the T/TAS news and updates by email service at http://orgs.wku.edu/ttas/email-announcements.php.

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