T/TAS
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T/TAS Training Events Calendar


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

July 13 - July 15, 2021
Virtual Training
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT 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 July 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, July 20th
11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 11:30am - 3:00pm

July 20-21, 2021
Virtual Training
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT 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 July 13th!

Standard Registration: $425

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.7 CEUs (7 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


The word power, as used in the title of this virtual professional development event, conveys the dedication and efforts that teaching teams realize daily – Power that inspires children to develop and learn through interactions, discovery, and wonder! The facilitators for The Power of Early Learning Outcomes have designed a virtual event that honors and supports the incredible role that teaching teams have in creating fantastic and meaningful learning experiences.

The Power of Early Learning Outcomes follows the developmental stages by which each child acquires the curiosity and skills to learn and grow. The event reaffirms Head Start’s vision and mission that every child’s potential is in itself an expression of powerful interactions in learning. This training will provide participants knowledge, tools, and inspiration to use best practices for unlimited learning opportunities.

For starters, the session will highlight the importance of professionalism in early childhood educators as teachers continue to refresh and acquire effective teaching practices. At the core is recognizing the potential of the individual learner within the context of family and community life. Most importantly, The Power of Early Learning Outcomes will emphasize the foundation and principles of best practices for individual development and learning.

In concluding the session, participants will become familiar with the intent of the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework through skill building exercises that will provide exploration time and practice by using the event’s training resources. Through these exercises, teaching teams will gain confidence in aligning curriculum goals as well as to expand and enrich their learning activities.

For individual teachers or teaching teams, The Power of Early Learning Outcomes will motivate a renewed sense of professional purpose and joy. Join us!

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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, July 27th
10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

July 27-29, 2021
Virtual Training
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT 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 July 19th!

Standard Registration: $565

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $525 - some restrictions apply
0.7 CEUs (7 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


Family Service staff are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and in a time-crunch to “get it all done” these days. However, the work that Head Start and Early Head Start programs do with families can be described as life-changing. This is achieved in large part through effective Family Engagement strategies. Staff who are responsible for partnering with families need a variety of skills to develop a life-changing relationship and best support positive outcomes. The Family Engagement Trifecta is a three-part series which provides a foundation for staff to understand what regulations, policies, and skills are required to effectively integrate effective family engagement strategies into each service area.

This interactive three-day training will provide participants opportunity to put theory and knowledge to simulated practice through review of requirements, experiential activities, small and large group activities, and reflection. Staff will be better prepared to understand the family assessment process, the development of family partnership agreements, and the integration of the PFCE (Parent, Family, and Community Engagement) Framework metric into developing and implementing systems supporting families. They will also gain a better understanding of how effective engagement of parents in program activities and leadership opportunities inspires excitement and passion in parents.

The Family Engagement Trifecta will address specific areas that can be woven into the Parent Committee, the FPA process, and other areas of the program. This Institute will also offer strategies on enhancing key areas that engage parents and promote partnerships such as parent orientations, the Parent Committee, application/enrollment time, and home-visits/first meeting.

Participants will be able to download a PDF version of the Family Engagement Trifecta workbook that supports the training and includes relevant regulations and other useful resources. Each participant will also receive a print copy of the My Achievables, a resource designed for family service/home-based staff to work with individual parents and families one goal at a time, created by T/TAS at WKU. Enrollment is limited – register soon!

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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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