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New Year - New Alliance

New Year - New Alliance

2018 is bringing some substantial changes to the world of Head Start, and T/TAS is adapting to meet these changes. All programs are coming to realize the focus for future funding requests will be greater reliance on data, and on staff’s ability to discuss, use, and demonstrate data and analytical approaches that serve the local community.

To help expand programs’ knowledge of this trend, T/TAS is excited to announce we have teamed up with Applied Engineering Management Corporation (AEM). AEM brings experts with 30+ years of experience in Head Start and State Child Care Reporting, specifically data integration and use. AEM is one of the largest providers of early learning support services to the U.S. government, managing some of the largest federally-funded early learning projects designed to improve program quality, access, and use of data.

Our first activity will be a free on-demand webcast to help introduce the topic of data and set the stage for T/TAS’ Got Data? Plan Your Journey for a Successful Data Tour conference, March 6-7, in Orlando.

We will be sending out the webcast information to programs via email next week. To be sure you do not miss out on this resource, if you are not signed up to receive our event and news announcements by email, you can sign up for free HERE.


J. Christopher Watkins
Executive Director/Department Head
Training & Technical Assistance Services (T/TAS)
Western Kentucky University

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