April 30, 2013 - May 3, 2013
In a unique configuration of location and content, the OHS Leadership Institute and NHSA’s 2013 Annual Conference are being held contiguously at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. The OHS Institute will support the use of data by Head Start leaders to promote school readiness and inform quality improvement. Presenters from the National Centers and Head Start programs will focus on data and decision-making related to systems and service delivery in all aspects of school readiness. The conference will clarify what is expected of programs in this area.
April 17, 2013
Presented by Rachel Bragin, VP for Education and Training, Acelero Learning How a “Lean & Mean” approach to assessment -- including reducing the number of items assessed, doing embedded & direct assessments, and building a professional learning community focused on how teachers use assessment data-- can make pre-k assessment much more reliable and actionable. NHSA Members: $199 Non-Members: $239
April 11, 2013
Presented by Zoë Beckerman, Esq. and Molly Evans, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Does your Head Start or Early Head Start program need to gain knowledge on federal employment laws? Are there federal, non-Head Start employment laws that you aren't sure about? In addition to Head Start-specific Human Resources laws and rules, agencies running Head Start programs need to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, other laws involving discrimination, and the Family Medical Leave Act. At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
April 3, 2013
Presented by Lori Levine, SVP for Head Start Services, Acelero Learning Competency-based framework for Family Advocate professional development and performance appraisal, and how it links to the new competency-based staff framework released by the Office of Head Start. NHSA Members: $199 Non-Members: $239
March 21, 2013
Presented by Rachel Bragin, VP for Education and Training, Acelero Learning Explores the components of content-rich curriculum, and how a structured curriculum can allow teachers to focus on teacher-child interactions and differentiating instruction. Discusses the key strategies to building a professional learning community among teachers with an intense focus on effective curriculum implementation.. NHSA Members: $199 Non-Members: $239
March 20, 2013
Presented by Zoë Beckerman, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Personnel matters can be challenging for management. In addition, in Head Start, special rules apply to the employment relationship (that is, between a Head Start agency and an employee). In this webinar, we will discuss some of the unique aspects of Head Start agency employment. At the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:
March 14, 2013
Presented by Aaron Lieberman, CEO & Co-Founder, Acelero Learning and Emmalie Dropkin, NHSA If it is allowed to stand, the implementation of sequestration will have a powerful impact on Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide. The Office of Head Start estimates that as many as 70,000 children will lose access to Head Start services because of this funding reduction.
March 6, 2013
Presented by Ted Waters, Esq. Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Many Head Start and Early Head Start programs have numerous funding streams, such as federal Head Start funds and state funding, to name but a few. With the myriad funding sources that programs juggle, following the federal rules for cost allocation carefully and appropriately has never been more important. If your program fails to follow these rules correctly, monitoring findings, cost disallowances, and additional penalties can result.
February 27, 2013
Presented by Jennifer Brasignton, Family and Community Partnerships, Acelero Learning The why and how of using tiered Family Strengths Assessment to identify high-need families, and how to use this information to establish outcomes-focused goals with families. NHSA Members: $199 Non-Members: $239
February 20, 2014
Presented by Zoë Beckerman, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP HR in Head Start can be very confusing. The regulations require that certain actions need to take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and still others while someone is employed by your program. And then what happens if someone's employment needs to be terminated? Getting these elements right matters - not just for proper program operations, but for morale too. In this webinar, we will discuss the Human Resources Lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship.