2013 CHSA Annual Conference Presentations

February 4 - 8, 2013

Parent and Family Engagement Conference - February 4 - 5
Monday, Feb. 4 - Opening Keynote Stedman Graham

Monday - Workshops

"Apoyando A Padres Para Ofrecer Lo Mejor A Sus Hijos" ("Supporting Parents to Bring Out the Best In Children") - Joseph Hernandez  
Better Than Discipline Doug Walker
Brilliant Ideas for Kids using Liquid Watercolor - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Anna Reyner, MA
Building communities and schools by involving men. Gregory Johnson
Building Upon the Connections between Strength-based Parent/Family Goals, Family Outcomes, and School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 Debbie McBee
Decisiones, Decisiones, Decisiones –  Padres y su Participación en Haciendo Decisiones en el Concilio de Normas de Head Start Raquel Puyo
Domestic Violence 101 & Safety Planning - Handout Lori Weckerly
Family Violence: Cycle of Violence - Handout Shahram Shafa
From Youtube to Non-profit: The Story of Jorge Narvaez and his success Journey to working with San Diego Dads Corps Jorge Narvaez
Fun Nature and Science Activities for Families with Young Kids - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Connie Goldin
How to Engage Families in Active Physical Play - Handout Patricia Kimbrell
Introduction to Play-Based Parenting: A Learning Workshop for All - Handout Matthew Andrews, Ph.D
Kinship Care: Supporting Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Melissa Brooks
Looking through a Common Lens: Effective Parent Engagement from both a Parent and Administrator's Perspective - Handout Rachelle Pastor

Making It All Come True: How to Write Goals That Lead to Success - Handout

Patricia Nan Anderson
Parent Literacy Experience - Handout Roxanne Kilbourne
Preparing Children for Our Diverse World (the Anti-Defamation League's Miller Early Childhood Initiative) Tina Malka
Partners in Resiliency - Collaborating with Child Welfare Services - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Lily Cosico-Berge, PsyD
Relationship Based Competencies for staff and supervisors who work with families. Guylaine Richard
Sisters Together Empowering Peers Lisa Morris
Strengthening Parent Leadership with a Partnership Approach Jeana Preston
Translating and Interpreting in the Head Start Environment Leslie Padilla-Williams
Using The Home as a Learning Environment - Handout Magda Bedros
Welcome to the Parent and Family Engagement Network--Key Ingredients for Maintaining Family Engagement in Your Program Patty Hinojosa
What does the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework mean and how do you go about getting data regarding family engagement? - Handout | Handout 2 Richard Braun
Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Opening Keynote Jose-Luis Orozco

Tuesday Workshops

A Cup of Literacy: How to create a book club - Handout | Handout 2 JosieCampos
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors: Desarrollando un futuro mejor/Building a better future - Handout | Handout 2 Silvia Esqueda
Bodies in Motion: Helping children enjoy physical fitness for life Clarissa Martinez
Child Plus: Simplify Head Start Program Tracking Gary Vernon
Communicating with Skill and Heart: How to Effectively & Lovingly Communicate with Your Child Betina Steiger
Connecting the dots: Building upon Strength-Based Family Goals and Outcomes to achieve School Readiness Guylaine Richard
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Parents and Policy Council Decision Making in Head Start Tobi Dixon
Deepening the Conversation and Collaboration Around Family Engagement: A Look at the NC PFCE Integrating Strategies for Program Progress - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Lori Vivas
Family Development Credential: Bringing FDC to Your Head Start Program - Handout Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Feelin', Thinkin' and Movin': Steps to Kindergarten Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 Donna Reed-Grout
La básico de la participación comprometida de las familias: ¿Por qué se habla tanto de la participación de las familias en Head Start? Richard Braun
Male Involvement Ambassador Program - How to Get Men Involved, and Keep Them Involved in Head Start/Early Head Start - Handout Tom Grayson
Mejorando la Manera de ser Padres - Improving Parenting Knowledge: Dr. Nereido Rodriguez
Movement Stories and Adventure Skills - Handout | Handout 2 Leah Kalish
Parenting Education - A Resource to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Dr. Nereido Rodriguez
Transitioning from Head Start to PTA: Charting a Course toward Success - Handout Sherri Wilson

Education Conference - February 6 - 8


Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Opening Keynote Alison Gopnik
Regional Office Update - Jan Len

Wednesday - Workshops

CA CSEFEL: the Teaching Pyramid with California enhancements - Handout Laura Fish
Child Care Law 101 - Fundamentals - Handout | Handout 2 Michelle McGinnis, ESQ
Child Care Licensing - The Foundation for Quality Care Holly Daasnes
Developing Partnerships with Families Tamarra Barrett
Dialogic Reading: A Group Socialization Strategy for Success in the Home-Based Option - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Linda Kimura
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources at Your Finger Tips - Handout Cindy Arstein-Kerslake
Family Development Credential: Bringing FDC to Your Head Start Program - Handout Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D.
How to be intentional when teaching math and science - Handout Holly Gray
Individualizing Home Visits for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Linda Kimura
Long Beach Child Welfare-Head Start/Early Head Start Collaboration: Special Considerations for the Child Welfare Population Steve Sturm
Making your professional development your own - Handout Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Moving Beyond Themes: Facilitating Studies in the Preschool Classroom Clarissa Martinez
"Music Time and Sign" for the Mono and Dual Language Learner - Handout Diana L. Smith
No Child Left Alone: Together We Can Ensure Child Safety Judy Brummel
PEL Guide's Recommended Early Literacy Practices for Dual Language Learners Faith Polk
Puppet Pandemonium! Using puppetry for teaching students with special needs. - Handout Olivia Karaolis
Ready to Teach from the Start: Building Success in Novice Teachers - Handout Dianne Hackett
Strategies to Reduce Compassion Fatigue & Burn Out Tina Houston-Armstrong
Super Science on a Shoestring Budget - Handout Debbie Hanney
Training the Head Start Workforce: Are We Managing or Leading? - Handout
Steven Erwin

Thursday, Feb. 7 - Workshops

Acquiring School Readiness Skills Through Active Play - Handout Patty Kimbrell
An introduction to the Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories or MESS curriculum enhancement Dave Scahill
"At The Point of Conception": The Need for Trauma-Informed Educators Dr. Patricia Nunley
Building constructive alliances with angry, insecure, unhappy, overly-invested, or suspicious parents or clients - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Ronald Mah
California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework Volume 2: Visual and Performing Arts - Handout Laura McLean
Childhood Impulsivity and Its Unintended Consequences on School Readiness and Future School Success Reza Azarmi
CSEFEL Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI): Promoting Social Emotional Development through Parent-Child Interaction - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Kristin Tenney-Blackwell
Data Driven Decision Making in the Classroom: Linking Assessment Data, Head Start Child Outcomes, and Lesson Planning Heidi Mendenhall
Data-Driven Approach to Program Compliance Yeheyies (Icy)Tekleselassie
Elements of Delivering Quality Educational Services for EHS and HS - Handout Rebecca Votaw
Enhancing Language Facilitation Practices Therese Snyder
First Step to School Readiness- Curriculum Planning for an Early Head Start Classroom Rosita Barron
Head Start Management Information System Best Practices Frank Zalich
Home Visitation Through a Trauma-Informed Lens Lori Clark
Individualizing for Children with Disabilities and other Special Needs - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Tamara Value
"Learning to Look, Looking to Learn-Understanding Observation, Assessment, and Individualization" Cheryl Castro
Let's Get Physical with Zoo-phonics! Charmaine Turpin
Meaningful Interactions to Support School Readiness in Home Based Settings - Handout Debbie McBee
Movement Stories and Adventure Skills - Handout | Handout 2 Leah Kalish
Preparing Children for Our Diverse World (the Anti-Defamation League's Miller Early Childhood Initiative) Tina Malka
Principles of How to Lead and Manage All Employees Dr. EllieKaucher
Raise your CLASS Score on Instruction Support Alfonso Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Reawakening the Head Start Passion through Self Care Sheri Marinovich
Scribble, Color, Draw: Key Readiness Skills Essential for Future Handwriting Success Julee Tovias
Self Care Through Yoga and Mindfulness Alexia Maroun
SFSU Head Start Early Learning Mentor Coach Project: Coaching Teachers on School Readiness Using CLASS and DRDP - Handout Vivian Wong
Teachers and Teenagers: Strategies for working with adolescent parents. - Handout Amie Spencer
The 21st Century Head Start Classroom-What Is It? Marilyn Hokanson
Using Adult Learning Styles to Increase the Transfer of What Staff Learn in Training to the Implementation in the Workplace - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Diana Abel, Ed.D.
Using Home Based Observations and Data for Planning and Working with Parents - Handout Vicky Greening
Yoga For Your Classroom! Stephanie Castillo
Young Children's Rough and Tumble Play: Apprehensions and Opportunities - Handout Michelle Tannock
Friday, Feb.8 - Closing Keynote Rob Peck - Handout

Friday Workshops

Early Childhood Environmental Education – Designing and Implementing Programs that Work - Handout | Handout 2

Bora Simmons
Effectively Working with Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents - Handout Dr. Sherrie Segovia
Fostering Nature and Science Learning for Young Children in Outdoor Classrooms Eric Nelson
Growing Up To Be A Good Reader: How Preschool Instruction Can Support Children's Language and Early Literacy Skills - Handout Kelly Campbell
Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Enhancing Program Quality by Addressing Nature Deficit Disorder and Seven Critical Challenges Facing Our Children in the 21st Century Eric Nelson
How personality and diverse learning styles effect CLASS Sheryl Gee, Psy.D.
Individualization: Understanding the sensory needs of young children - Handout Tracy Becerra
Infuse Your Classroom with Creativity Marilyn Hokanson
Instructional Support - How to make it Excellent - Handout Vicky Greening
Picasso Meets Einstein! Discovering Math & Science Through Art - Handout Sharron Krull

Promoting Resilience in Children and the Adults that Care for Them -

Linda Likins
Research based Practices to Support Phonological Awareness in ECE - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 | hanodut 9| Handout 10 | Handout 11 | Handout 12 Lora Hunter
Strengthening Families: Building Family Protective Factors Through Home Visitation - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Maggie Benitez
The Role of Coaching to Support Evidence Based Practice - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Therese Snyder
Using The Home As a Learning Environment Magda Bedros
Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.


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