2017 CHSA Annual Conference Presentations

January 9 - 13, 2017

Sunday, Jan. 8
EHS – CCP 1-day Institute for Head Start Partners

Monday Workshops

Comprehensive Services in Early Head Start: Why Are They So Important? - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Adriana Bernal
Family Child Care Environments - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Adriana Bernal
Family Engagement in Children's Learning and Development: Why is it important and what does it look like? - Handout Deborrah Bremond
Partnering for Effective School Readiness Implementation - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Debbie McBee
Monday, Jan. 9
Parent and Family Engagement Conference Opening Keynote: Ronald Mah - Handout

Monday Workshops

A Compassionate Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences - Handout | Handout 2 Susan  Martin
Apoyando al “Niño Entero” Durante los Primeros 5 Años Yolanda Mayoral Falkenberg
Best Practice for Engaging Working Families in Child Care Partnerships  Jennifer  Olson
Cambiando de una Familia del Vaso Mitad-Vacío a una del Vaso Mitad-Lleno Yolanda Mayoral Falkenberg
Creating a Welcoming Early Childhood Program for LGBT-Headed Families: Partnering with Parents Who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender Nancy  Darlington
Creating Community Through Parent Meetings - Handout Lisa Carr
Cultural Jeopardy - Handout Ronald Mah
Effective Methods & Practices for Successfully Promoting Staff/Parent Collaboration Rebecca Votaw
Enhancing Positive Parent-Child Interactions Through the Use of Positive Discipline - Handout | Handout 2 Krischa Esquivel
Exploring PFCE in the NEW Head Start Program Performance Standards:  A Guided Tour   Nancy Darlington
Healthy Students Make Better Learners: Health Coverage & Care for Families  Kristelle  Jose 
Kindergarten and Beyond: Navigating Through the Many Options Available After Head Start Hasan McWhorter
La Importancia de Mantener Su Cultura Y Lengua Materna - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Sandy L. Perez
Me and You Kid- Building Self-Esteem in the Adult Child System - Handout Ronald Mah
New Head Start Program Performance Standards: ERSEA - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Jacquie Davis
New Techniques to Measure and Analyze Family Strengths and Needs Stuart Jones
PFCE Staff, Advocates, Service Workers, and Home Visitors: Knowledge and Competencies to Be Successful Leslie Maxfield 
Ready, Set, Resilience: Everyday Activities to Promote Resilience in Children and Families - Handout Nefertiti  Bruce Poyner
Results and Best Practice from a Childhood Obesity Prevention Program with Head Start Children - Handout | Handout Michelle Lombardo
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Parent and Family Engagement Conference Closing Keynote: Luis A. Hernandez - Handout

Tuesday Workshops

Challenging Behaviors: Why it happens and what to do Stephanie  McGrath 
El Liderazgo a Diario: Ejercicios Esenciales en Ser el Mejor Lider Luis Hernandez
Lenguage y Literatura en el Hogar Joshua  Alvarez
Making Connections from School Readiness to Family Engagement, and Program Planning Leslie Maxfield
Male Involvement - Fathers as Partners in the Education of Children - Handout Tom Grayson
Math Make and Take Games - Handout Magda  Bedros
New Head Start Performance Standards: Governance  - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Karen Suprenant
New Head Start Program Performance Standards: Supporting Parents as Leaders - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Jacquie Davis
Out with the Old, In with The New: Revised Family and Community Partnerships Performance Standards - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Cris Cochran
Playing with Data Sean-Kelly Palicki
Reaching In: Serving Parents who are Incarcerated or in Residential Recovery - Handout Christina Reich
Responding to Parent’s Adverse Childhood Experiences while Preventing the Cycle of Abuse - Handout Dr. Sherrie Segovia, PsyD
Supporting Relationship-Based Practices in PFCE - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Randi  Hopper
The Brain is the Boss of Behavior: Understanding the Effects of Trauma - Handout Jennifer Wickliff
Tired of Getting the Cold Shoulder? Try Some Innovative Ideas to Improve Family Engagement! - Handout Rebel Rickansrud-Young
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Public Policy Breakfast

Ann Linehan, Deputy Director, Office of Head Start
Jeff Vaca, Chief Governmental Relations Officer, Riverside County Office of Education
Sarah Bohn, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) - Handout
Kendra Rogers, Managing Director of Early Childhood Policy, Children Now

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Education Conference Opening Keynote: Ann Linehan
Special Guest: Jan Len - Regional Office Update

Wednesday - Workshops

A Deeper Dive and Strategies into the Head Start Program Performance Standards: Building on Program Practices, Research of Early Childhood Education and Development, and the Importance of Parents and Families Jan Len
A Good Night Sleep: How Healthy Sleep Habits Affect Children’s Learning and Behavior - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Jennifer Denzel
DRDP 2015 Fundamental & Comprehensive Views Tamarra Osborne
EHS-CCP: Data and Communication Lessons in Collaborations - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Edith Gurrola
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources at Your Fingertips - Handout Cindy Arstein-Kerslake
Growing Good Brains and Healing the Hurt: Why nurture is the way to good learning and how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) can interfere with learning. - Handout Laurie Prusso-Hatch
Helping Head Start Teachers use Science in their Classrooms- Activities that Engage Children and Families, Partnerships that Work - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Laurinda Willard
Leading Focused Conversations with Families to Complete the DRDP (2015) - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Larry Edelman
Managing Change with Data Driven Decision Making - Handout Sung Kim
Moving Beyond the Storybook: Integrating Informational and Nonfiction Texts in Meaningful Ways Laurie Danahy
Multicultural Diversity Through Music and Movement Joshua Alvarez
One Team, One Dream; A team building revolution! Stephanie  McGrath 
Professional Development at your Fingertips: Learn about California’s online resources to support Infant Toddler Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Family Childcare Providers, Preschool Program Administrators and most importantly, Families. Melinda  Brookshire 
STEAM: Inquiry Based Learning - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Marianne Kelley
The "What", "Why " and "How" of Executive Functions Skills - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Bridgid Normand
Using Loose Parts to Support Emerging Language and Literacy  Miriam Beloglvosky
Thursday Jan. 12

Thursday Workshops

“I Like to Work with Kids That Hit, Bite and Do Not Listen”: Transforming Teachers’ Work with Preschoolers Who Demonstrate Challenging Behavior - Handout Barb O'Neill
Active Supervision Jessica  Freeman-Torres
Adjusting Preschool Environments and Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Classrooms with 3 Year Olds - Handout | Handout 2 Joyce Escorcia
Anxiety Driven Children and School Readiness Reza Azarmi
Catch Bullying Behavior Before It Begins - Handout Suzanne Mulcahy
Coaching Models in Family Child Care and Center Based Partnerships - Handout Joyce Escorcia
Data Management with ChildPlus - Handout Carolyn  Heyliger-Graham
Duration Implementation Planning for Administrators - Handout | Handout 2| Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Shawn Reid
From Movement to School Readiness: Building Physical Gross Motor Skill  Shawn Bryant
Head Start Program Performance Standards: Operations, Program Structure and Human Resources - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Steve Russell
Head Start Program Performance Standards: Program Management and Quality Improvement - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Jacquie Davis
Implementing Curriculum to Fidelity - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Joyce Escorcia
Integrating Investigations for Young Children - S.T.E.A.M. Shawn Bryant
I've Got Your Number! DAP Math Skills for Early Childhood - Handout John Funk
Linking the DRDP (2015) to Differentiated and Individualized Instruction and Supports: Embedded Instruction for Early Learning - Handout Patricia Snyder
Mad Scientist! 10 Hands-on Science Experiments for Young Children - Handout John Funk
Makers Amazing Factory  Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Mighty Mathematicians  Shalek  Chappill-Nichols
Monitoring and Data as a Pathway to Continuous Quality Improvement - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Desiree Del-Zio
New Head Start Performance Standards: Additional Services for Children with Disabilities (DTL) - Handout | Handout 2 Donna Ruhland
New Head Start Performance Standards: Education and Child Development Program Services - Handout | Handout 2 Donna Ruhland
Required Healthy Schools Act Training for Child Care Providers - Handout Belinda Messenger
Social Emotional Development: Building Infant-Toddler Relationships - Handout Andrea  Tompkins
The Six Strategies of Active Supervision for a Classroom, FCC Settings, Playgrounds, and Transitioning and Transportation  - Handout | Handout 2 Freda Carter
The TLC Experience - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Susan Garland
Turbo-Charge Vocabulary and Comprehension for Struggling Learners Marisa Russo
Using Assessment Data to Inform Classroom Practice  Heidi  Mendenhall 
Using the California Early Learning Foundations to Understand Your DRDP Assessments Peter Huffaker
What is Real Natural Learning and How Do You Build a Sustainable Natural Learning Environment? Mark Baker
Friday Jan. 13
Education Conference Closing Keynote: Ronald Mah

Friday Workshops

Adjusting to Serve Children with Increased Duration of Services: Environment, Curriculum, and Staffing Considerations - Handout Donna Ruhland
CLASS: Classroom Organization and Instructional Learning Formats - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Lora Hunter
How to Use CLASS in the Classroom - Handout | Handout 2 Kim  Ballard
Language Literacy and SE Development - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Donna Ruhland
Learn the Signs, Act Early – Free Resources to Support Developmental Monitoring Debra  Sarmento
Listen Closely: Infants and Toddlers on the Road to Literacy - Handout Ginny Streckewald
New Head Start Performance Standards: PD/Coaching Section of Human Resources - Handout Joyce Escorcia
Peer Coaching Circle - Problem-Solving Strategy for All - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Isabel Renggenathen
Responding to the Teacher Shortage - Handout Pamm Shaw
Teach Children… Not a Diagnosis: How the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, neuro-diversity, universal design, and the new Head Start Performance Standards support the successful participation of all young children in early care and education. Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Denise Smith
Teaching Math with Tablets John Schacter
The Accessibility of the DRDP (2015): Universal Design and the System of Adaptations - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5             Anne Kuschner
What Do You Do When...? A consultation/training workshop based on participant needs - Handout Ronald Mah
What's With This Kid!? Understanding Temperament for More Effective Management and Discipline - Handout Ronald Mah
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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