T/TAS
Training & Technical Assistance Services

T/TAS Training Events Calendar


May
Monday, May 9th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A Series of Five 1.5-Hour Live Virtual Sessions
May 9, May 16, May 23, June 6, and June 13, 2022
Noon – 1:30 PM CT (1:00-2:30 PM ET|11 AM – 12:30 PM MT|10 AM – 11:30 PM PT)

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available. Attendance required to receive a Certificate of Training.

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. 

Register Online 

Registration deadline is May 2nd!

Standard Registration: $465
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $435 - some restrictions apply

This event is designed specifically for individuals working with Early Head Start children and families, including staff working in Child Care Partner's sites and Family Child Care Homes. During this training series, trainers will provide participants with the opportunity to examine how infants and toddlers are born ready to learn and how their role in EHS is so very important. Trainers will demonstrate the use of the HS Early Learning Outcomes throughout this series making various connections between learning activities. During the series we will also discuss what school readiness means for infants and toddlers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will explore the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
  • Participants will examine a variety of learning activities that coordinate with the topic of each event.
  • Participants will have a working understanding of their role as an EHS staff member and school readiness.
  • Participants will identify developmental milestones across the developmental continuum as they relate to the topic of each event

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Tuesday, May 17th
9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Schedule:

  • May 10, 2022 – Pre-session Independent Study & Assignment
  • May 17, 2022 – Live Virtual Session: 9:00 AM – Noon CT (10 AM-1 PM ET|8-11 AM MT|7-10 AM PT)
  • May 24, 2022 – Live Virtual Session: 9:00 AM – Noon CT (10 AM-1 PM ET|8-11 AM MT|7-10 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 May 6th!

Standard Registration: $425

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.8 CEUs (8 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to align program activities conducted through program services with issues found within the community. In fact, 5-year grant applications, DRS applications, and new grantee applications have the requirement that program design (based upon community issues) be tied to the approach to service delivery.

The grant applications are asking for long-range goals; objectives and program impacts; programmatic and fiscal long-range goals; and short-term objectives to be accomplished during the 5-year period. These must be identified for each year of the 5-year grant. Related to this must be the community-wide strategic planning and needs assessment (including priority service areas, special populations, and health needs).

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are expected to provide services that meet the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards while also meeting local needs and drawing upon local strengths. In order to document that they are adequately addressing local issues, Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to conduct a Community Assessment once every five years with updates as needed in the intervening years.

When programs have difficulty with their Community Assessment, the challenges tend to fall into one of the following categories: (1) obtaining the useful data; (2) conducting analysis of the information; and/or (3) using the data and analysis to justify their program’s existence and service delivery methods. This 2022 Community Assessment workshop is designed to assist staff in these problem areas.

When programs have difficulty with their long-term plans and short-range objectives, it is usually due to a disconnect between what the programs wants to do for the future and what the program is doing in the present. This insightful workshop is designed to aid program managers as they attempt to design their program’s future and identify the goals for their next 5 years.

The 2022 Community Assessment is also designed to assist programs in identifying community needs and potential issues, and document those which will enter into the local program’s planning process and those which will be beyond the range of services. Attention will be paid to inserting community issues into program services plans and identifying potential impacts that community issues may have for the program’s operational environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the Community Assessment requirements of 45 CFR 1302.11.

  • Participants will also learn about the Community Assessment requirements of 5-year plans.

  • Participants will explore methods for estimating full day/full year needs.

  • Participants will be provided information on how the Community Assessment and its updates need to be used within the program and shared with the Board and Policy Council for the reviews.

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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.

Wednesday, May 18th
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

May 18, 2022
Virtual Training
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT  


Session is 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 May 11th!


Standard Registration: $225

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $205 

Celebrating diversity is central to all Head Start programs — It’s written in the DNA, as provided by the Improving School Readiness for Head Start Act of 2007. Serving families with different backgrounds, circumstances, and challenges is a stated description of the families that are eligible for Head Start services. Understanding the needs and opportunities this mandate creates is critical for any successful program. In this session, we’ll explore what that means for families and staff.

Respecting and leveraging diversity with intentionality as part of organizational culture is a way to foster positive business and personal relationships. Effectively doing so is seen as a reflection of organizational values to some. To others it is seen as a practical necessity for high performing teams and financial success for the organization. This session discusses the benefits of creating and maintaining a program environment where everyone can feel appreciated for their authentic selves and individual, professional contributions. This helps people to understand each other so that they can work together effectually.

This dynamic 2-hour session is designed for all HS/EHS staff and families. Participants will explore: The organizational process towards fostering an environment where people with profound differences thrive; the tenets of inclusive leadership; and the value-driven philosophy of diversity and inclusion. Staff will better understand how to relate to families and each other. Families will better understand the values promoted by your program. Program leadership will better understand how to support PFCE diversity and inclusion outcomes. This is a session for everyone in your organization.

Don’t miss this first time offering by T/TAS at WKU on this timely topic that is central to the mission of Head Start.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the meaning and impact of diversity.
  • Examine the role of organizational culture in framing diversity.
  • Identify ways that diversity within your organization can be a tool to effect positive change.
  • Increase knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices relative to promoting inclusiveness with HS/EHS programs.

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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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