May 11-25, 2021
A Virtual Training
May 11, 2021 – Begin Independent Study & Assignment (see brochure Agenda, page 2)
May 18, 2021 – Live Zoom Session: 9:00 AM – Noon CT (10 AM-1 PM ET|8-11 AM MT|7-10 AM PT)
May 25, 2021 – Live Zoom 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. Please check your time zone to make sure you know what time the training begins for you.
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 Extended to May 15!
Standard Registration: $425
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $375- some restrictions apply
.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 2021 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 2021 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.
- 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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