T/TAS
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T/TAS Training Events Calendar


September
Tuesday, September 7th
10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sept 7-9, 2021
Virtual Training

Sept 7, 2021 – Independent Study (see brochure Agenda, page 2)

Sept 8-9, 2021 – Live Zoom Sessions: 10:00 AM – 4:00 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 


Standard Registration: $550

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $515 - some restrictions apply
1.0 CEUs (10 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


What is the one thing that Head Start and Early Head Start staff ALL have in common? You guessed it, CHANGE. Programs have had to conduct business differently, reimagine how to build relationships, and to re-evaluate the needs of our communities. There might be some new Head Start staff that don’t know their program pre-pandemic. T/TAS at WKU understands the challenges encountered with those changes. We are here for you and responsive to your needs. Though we are in the midst of much change, the fundamentals remain much the same. T/TAS invites you to get back to the basics with Finding the Keys to ERSEA, A Virtual Edition. Designed for staff new to ERSEA and experienced staff seeking a refresher, this affordable virtual training covers the fundamentals of the ERSEA system in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Finding the Keys to ERSEA, A Virtual Edition will start on September 7th with an independent study day, and then continue September 8-9th with 2½ hour time blocks in the morning and afternoon each day. It will focus on the key areas of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance. Participating staff will better understand the interplay of the Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 andHead Start Program Performance Standards in defining the requirements, directives, and best practices applicable in this service area. Discussions of each key area will focus on the questions that programs must consider in order to implement a program that meets the needs of their community, including: Identifying the neediest of the needy, serving homeless families, enrolling families from 101 to 130 percent of the poverty guidelines, and attendance as a predictor of school readiness. This virtual edition incorporates strategies and considerations relevant to the changes necessitated by the impacts of COVID-19.

Finding the Keys to ERSEA Virtual Edition is essential to bolster knowledge and skills Head Start and Early Head Start Managers, Coordinators, Directors, and Family Services staff new to their position, or experienced staff needing continuing education in the fundamentals. Governing Body and Policy Council members seeking a better understanding of an area over which they have primary oversight to support effective programming would also benefit. Finding the Keys to ERSEA is a prerequisite for the WKU TTAS event ERSEA: A Deeper Dive, designed to support experienced staff and leaders.

Participants will receive theFinding the Keys to ERSEA workbook that supports the training and includes relevant regulations and other useful resources. Enrollment is limited – register soon!

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of ERSEA;

  • Participants will expand their understanding of the practical application of the Head Start Program Performance Standards: Subpart A –Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance;

  • Participants will develop an understanding of the relationship of the Community Needs Assessment and ERSEA; and

  • Participants will enhance their understanding of how ERSEA impacts all services with emphasis on attendance as an indicator of school readiness.

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Tuesday, September 21st
8:30am
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Time: 8:30am

Given the increase in COVID outbreaks, T/TAS has made the decision to change the 2021 Annual Home-Based Institute and Pre-Institute training event in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to a VIRTUAL event.  

Event Brochure 

Event Agenda

Online Registration

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT (plus independent study assignment prior to start date)

The Head Start & Early Head Start Home-Based Pre-Institute: An Overview and Orientation to the Head Start Home-Based Option
Standard Registration: $210
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $185- some restrictions apply
.575 CEUs (5.75 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 - Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM CT Each Day

The 32nd Annual Head Start & Early Head Start Home-Based Institute
Standard Registration: $365
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $320 - some restrictions apply
.825 CEUs (8.25 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


The Head Start & Early Head Start Home-Based Pre-Institute: Overview and Orientation to the Head Start Home-Based Option is a comprehensive, intensive orientation to the home-based program option that will be of benefit for all new home visitors and to home visitors who would like a review or refresher course. Participants will receive an independent study assignment to complete prior to the virtual Pre-Institute.

The Head Start & Early Head Start Home-Based Institute is a unique training event designed for new and veteran home visitors and other staff working in programs using the home-based model for delivery of Head Start or Early Head Start services. The Institute also welcomes those programs and staff who are interested in learning more about the Head Start home-based option or who are considering a home-based model as a temporary option. New home visitors, and home visitors who would like a review or refresher course, may also wish to attend The Home-Based Pre-Institute on September 21, 2021.

The National Home Visitor Resource Center and T/TAS have continued incorporating school readiness goals into workshops as appropriate.

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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, September 28th
10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Sept 28 - Oct 13, 2021
Virtual Training

Phase One: Sept 28 - Oct 7, 2021 – Self-paced Recorded Presentations and Activities

Phase Two: Oct 13, 2021 – Live Zoom Session, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
(11 AM-2 PM ET|9 AM - Noon MT|8-11 AM PT)

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 September 21st!

Standard Registration: $400

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $375 - some restrictions apply

According to the Office of Head Start, programs should not have to prepare for reviews. T/TAS believes programs should take a different approach. In 1996, T/TAS at WKU was the first to design and present the latest information on the Head Start/Early Head Start federal monitoring review process. Over two decades later, T/TAS is still providing this service. Preparing for an Onsite Review is nationally recognized as the premier source for programs searching for the best way to support all facets of review preparedness. Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 1 is designed to assist programs in their efforts to find concise, planned answers ahead of their federal review.

To maximize the information shared and to explain the uniqueness of each grantee, T/TAS believes that preparation for a federal review is a prudent activity. Since the reviewers will only have the information that has been provided to them by the funding source, it is important to first, know who needs to identify and share the information, and second, know how others in the program may build on it as a practical approach to the provision of program information.

Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 1 is a must for any agency that has an upcoming Focus Area 1 (FA-1) review, a new grantee that will have an initial onsite review, or any agency that wants to stay current on OHS review emphases to strengthen management systems. The workshop is designed to assist programs in doing two important steps: 1) preparing cognizant answers to review questions with constrained time limits, and 2) documentation of responses and follow-up questions in preparation for Focus Area 2 (FA-2) interviews.

This seminar will be in two phases. Phase One will contain pre-recorded sessions that will provide an overview of the focus area instrument and process. In addition, you will receive a worksheet you can use to prepare your staff for the review. Phase Two will be a 3-hour live Zoom training session. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will dissect the federal review process, including the latest monitoring protocol and the role of additional requirements.
  • Participants will identify changing emphases since the last review cycle, including any addendums.
  • Participants will review each section of the latest monitoring instrument and discuss the information and materials that should be prepared and available for the review team.
  • Participants will discuss lessons learned from the last federal review period and issues identified for designation renewal.
  • Participants will receive materials that support the protocol.

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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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