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T/TAS Training Events Calendar


November
Thursday, November 4th
9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Nov 4-5, 2021
Virtual Training
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure

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 October 28, 2021

Standard Registration: $500

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $460 - some restrictions apply
1.0 CEUs (10 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25



ERSEA: A Deeper Dive is designed to go beyond the basics of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) in Head Start and identify how Head Start and Early Head Start Managers, Coordinators, Directors, and Family Services staff can utilize ERSEA fundamental knowledge, data, and resources to best support program needs, oversight by leadership, and program planning. If your program is considering expanding the use of an eligibility category, increasing or decreasing the number of slots, converting slots, or other scenarios impacting ERSEA, you don’t want to miss this Institute.

The increasing requirements and challenges of ERSEA staff and leadership—Full Enrollment Initiative, Pre-K prioritization, other preschool options—means that basic ERSEA knowledge and skills may not be enough to support program planning and decision-making. This training will build on the fundamentals of the Federal Regulations regarding Eligibility, Selection, Enrollment, Recruitment and Attendance in Head Start/Early Head Start introduced in Finding the Keys to ERSEA presented by WKU T/TAS.

Participants will better understand how to utilize ERSEA data and resources to support effective and innovative program planning. Participant pre-requisites are: Staff and Leadership with ERSEA responsibilities, minimum 6 months experience or completed the T/TAS Finding the Keys to ERSEA training, and recent review of community wide strategic planning and needs assessment (community assessment). Specific areas addressed include reviewing oversight activities, identifying trends impacting eligibility and/or service area, identifying good data, analyzing data to provide a foundation for decision-making, COVID-19 challenges and opportunities, as well other considerations supporting program planning.

ERSEA: A Deeper Dive is a 2-day event for advanced review and discussion of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance. Discussion and activities will empower staff to become program experts who support data analysis in the administration of an effective ERSEA system which supports program planning and implementation strategies. Institute participants will receive a printable PDF version of the ERSEA Deeper Dive workbook that supports the training and includes relevant regulations and other useful resources. To facilitate discussion, this event will have limited registration, so you must enroll soon to secure your participation.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will expand basic ERSEA knowledge, appropriate for staff experienced with ERSEA and participants of Keys to ERSEA training;
  • 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 enhance their understanding of how ERSEA and data driven decision-making impacts all services areas as they relate to ERSEA.

 

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Tuesday, November 30th
All Day
  • Location: Self-Paced Virtual Training
  • Time: All Day

November 30, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Self-Paced Virtual Training available 24/7

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. 

Registration deadline is November 15th!

Online Registration

Standard Registration: $375
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers:
 $310 - some restrictions apply
1.5 CEUs (15.0 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25

Come join T/TAS and your EHS colleagues for an online training experience designed to address your interests and encourage reflection and networking. All materials and activities will be available 24/7 from November 30, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

This 15-hour Early Head Start online training offers teachers, home visitors, and supervisors the opportunity to enhance their child development understanding and to gain new ideas. Content is also appropriate for infant and toddler staff working for programs other than EHS.

Training Topics

  • Understanding Pre-Natal Development;
  • Infant-Toddler Development;
  • Managing Behaviors in the Infant-Toddler Classroom;
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition; and
  • Relationships with Families.

Training Techniques
This training is online and all instructions and materials will be available via your online access. Training techniques will include the review of meaningful resources including articles, videos, audio clips, web sites, and PowerPoint presentations. Interactive exchanges in the online discussion room will enrich the learning and encourage networking. Practical training assignments will allow each participant to practice skills.

Learning Outcomes by Topics

  • Understanding Pre-Natal Development: Participants will recognize the importance of health and well-being of the expectant family on pre-natal development.
  • Infant-Toddler Development: Participants will examine the overall development of infants and toddlers, review developmental milestones, and examine developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Managing Behaviors in the Infant-Toddler Classroom: Participants will explore the behaviors of infants and toddler and examine strategies for working appropriately with children and families.
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition: Participants will identify best practices to be used in Early Head Start classrooms in the areas of health, safety, and nutrition.
  • Relationships with Families: Participants will investigate strategies for enhancing relationships with families, including expectant families and families with children aged birth to three years.

Meet the Staff Development Requirements of the Head Start Act
Participants must finish all training activities by training-end date to receive verification from T/TAS of their 15 clock hours of training. Section 648A of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act addresses Staff Qualifications and Development and requires that every Early Head Start teacher attend no fewer than 15 hours of professional development per year. The Act states that such professional development should be “…high quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the teacher’s performance in the classroom.”

Meet CDA Renewal Requirements
Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help keep your CDA current. Participants must finish all training activities by training-end date and file required paperwork to receive CEU credit.

The Renew Your Understanding training meets the following subject areas and hours:

  • 3 Hours of CDA Subject Area 1 - Planning a safe and healthy learning environment;
  • 3 Hours of CDA Subject Area 2 - Advancing children's physical and intellectual development;
  • 3 Hours of CDA Subject Area 3 - Supporting children's social and emotional development;
  • 3 Hours of CDA Subject Area 4 - Building productive relationships with families; and
  • 3 Hours of CDA Subject Area 8 - Understanding principles of child development and learning.

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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