Training & Technical Assistance Services

Pre-Service and In-Service Training Available from T/TAS

You have questions...T/TAS Specialists have solutions.
Let the highly qualified T/TAS at WKU Training Specialists bring up-to-date information and best practices to your program leadership, as we work together to develop individualized strategies and solutions for these issues and more

  • Customized program roadmap planning
  • Staff in-service/pre-service trainings delivered on a variety of remote platforms
  • Need-based learning designed by you to engage in creative discussion and problem solving

NOTE: To ensure the health and safety of both our trainers and your program participants, PRE-SERVICE/IN-SERVICE training can be conducted via VIRTUAL PLATFORMS.

Not all topics listed below are available for virtual pre-service training. View our virtual training programs here.


  • Administrative Requirements for Grantees and Delegates
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Davis-Bacon Act Requirements and Facilities
  • Delegate Agencies
  • Designation Renewal System
  • Exploring Management Styles
  • Facilities Development and Maintenance
  • Going Green
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Managing Daily Operations
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Managing Stress
  • Negotiating Strategies
  • Orientation to Head Start for Directors, New Managers, Staff, Board and Policy Council
  • Policy Council and Board Training Policy Council (i.e., Program Governance, Board Development and Training)
  • Public Relations and Customer Service
  • Succession Planning
  • Team Building
  • Time Management


  • Community Assessment
  • Community Partnerships
  • Developing Program Work Plans
  • Developing Your Program's Professional Development System
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance
  • Fair Labor Standard Act
  • Financial Reporting
  • HHS Grants Policy Statement
  • Human Resources System
  • Identifying, Assessing and Managing Risk
  • Non-Federal Share
  • Internal Program Monitoring
  • Managing Fiscal Risk
  • Managing Multiple Funding Streams
  • Overview of the Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Program Self-Assessment
  • Shared Governance
  • Staff Selection
  • Staff Supervision
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007
  • The Mentor Coach/Supervisor
  • Transportation
  • Understanding and Preparing for the Federal Review Process
  • Working with Volunteers


  • Allergy Anxiety
  • Avoiding Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Child Abuse
  • Childhood Overweight Issues
  • Common Skin Conditions
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Culture and Health
  • Effective Mental Health Service Area Plans
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health Advocacy and Wellness
  •  Health Literacy for Families and Staff
  •  Health Services Advisory Committee
  •  Medication Administration
  •  Nutrition in Head Start and Early Head Start
  •  Oral Health
  •  Social-Emotional Development



  • Effective Home Visits
  • Family Literacy in Home-Based Settings
  • Health and Nutrition in the Home-Based Setting
  • Introduction and Overview of Home-Based Head Start
  • Managing and Supervising the Home-Based Option


  • Appropriate Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Challenging Behaviors of Infants and Toddlers
  • Daily Routines in Early Head Start
  • Early Brain Development
  • Early Literacy in the Early Head Start Program
  • Emotional Development for Infants and Toddlers
  • Infant-Toddler/Caregiver Interactions
  • Infant-Toddler Program Management
  • Integrating Health and Nutrition into Infant/Toddler Programs
  • Services to Expectant Families
  • The Role of the Caregiver
  • Using Routines to Teach and Learn


  • Anecdotal Notes
  • Basics of Learning Outcomes
  • Child Assessment
  • Creating An Early and Accurate Baseline
  • Developing and Implementing a Plan
  • Incorporating Child Outcomes Indicators into Lesson Plans



  • Developmental Domains and Classroom Practices
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • I Am Moving, I Am Learning: An Introduction
  • Importance of Play
  • Individualization
  • Integrating Health and Nutrition Education into the Preschool Classroom
  • Lesson Plans and Learning Activities
  • Math and Science
  • Self-Concept
  • Teacher-Child Interactions and the CLASS


  • Activities for Language Development
  • Building Vocabulary
  • Emerging Literacy and Language
  • Learning to Read and Write
  • Working with English Language Learners


  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Effective Learning Centers
  • Effective Monitoring
  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Playground Safety
  • Positive Guidance
  • Preparing for NAEYC Accreditation
  • Room Arrangement
  • School Readiness
  • Teacher-Child Interactions


  • Changing Demographics
  • Creating a Family-Friendly Head Start Program
  • Divorce
  • Documenting Family Services
  • Family Literacy Overview
  • Family Partnership Agreement Process
  • Father Involvement
  • Five Key Parental Behaviors that Predict Success in School for Children
  • Involving Parents in Outcomes
  • Managing A Case Load
  • Parent-Child Interactions
  • Parent Support for Social-Emotional Development
  • Re-Energizing Parent CommitteesIntegrating and Parent/Family/Community Framework Into Your Service Delivery
  • Resolving Conflicts with Parents
  • Setting Goals with Families
  • Successful Transitions
  • Teen Parents
  • The Parent as Lifelong Learner
  • Training and Learning Experiences for Parents


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 Last Modified 9/10/21