2018 CHSA Annual Conference Presentations

February 5 - 9, 2018

Monday, Feb. 5
Parent and Family Engagement Conference Opening Keynote: Galen Emanuele 

Monday Workshops

7 Steps to Raising A High Achiever Nicoline Ambe
An Interactive Approach for Family Engagement Towards Better Child Outcomes April Del Rosario
Battling Childhood Obesity: A Five-Year Success Story - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Alexander Khananashvili, MD
Data Management With ChildPlus Carolyn Heyliger-Graham
Extraordinary Moms Veronica Richardson 
Family Engagement Center: A Place for Head Start Families - Handout | Handout 2 Nelly Gonzalez
How to Engage Families Using a Strength Based Approach - Handout Johanna Aranda
Keeping Kids Safe in The Car: Why & How - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Heidi Heflin
Male Engagement: Fathers as Partners in the Education of Children Tom Grayson
Mindful Self-Care for Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Families of Young Children - Handout Rebecca Bokoch
Modern Tools and Simple Techniques to Measure Family Outcomes Sean Kelly Palicki
New Techniques to Measure and Analyze Family Strengths and Needs Sean Kelly Palicki
Parenting Education: Best Resource for Parents to Raise Their Children Nereido Rodriguez
Parents Choices, Parents Voices: Inspired Advocacy - Handout Edward Condon
Reframing the Stories of Parents With Adversie Childhood Experiences - Handout Sherrie Segovia
Responsive Practice and Family Engagement   Joelfre Grant
Social Emotional Development: Engaging Families in and Beyond The Classroom Jessica Peters
Social Emotional Development: Exploring Healthy Gender Development and Young Children  Joelfre Grant
Strategies for Social Emotional Development in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers - Andrea Tompkins
Substance Use: Family Meals, Conversations, and Family Cohesion - Handout Shivani Patel
Teachers-Dispositions And Professional Commitment to Working With Diverse Families Lucinda Kramer
The Forest of Hope: Children Caring For Their Communities  Rosy De Prado Gonzalez 
Understanding Fatherless Children - Handout Michael Oden
Using Data Through Case Conferencing to Assess Program Progress Over Time - Handout Tameka P Brown-Adams
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Parent and Family Engagement Conference Closing Keynote: Mooniek Seebregts

Tuesday Workshops

America's ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit - Handout | Handout 2 Matilde Gabriela 
Building and Maintaining Resilience In Latino/a Children Whose Parents are Incarcerated/Deported - Handout Roberto Velasquez, PhD
Careful, That's Hot: A Burn Safety Program for Parents and Caregivers - Handout Debbie Karaman
Comprehensive Services and Quality Early Childhood Development - Handout | Handout 2 Randi Hopper
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Home Environments - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Heandout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 | Handout 9 | Handout 10 | Handout 11 Jacquelyn Menghrajani
Dealing With Challenging Behavior - Handout Joshua Alvarez
Expressing Creativity at Home Using STEAM Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Growing Wings A Workshop to Rejuvenate Head Start Leaders - Handout Isabelle Alessandra
Include Father in The Family Alan-Michael Graves
It's All About Children and Families: Successful Collaborations That Change Lives  Tran Ly
Parent Engagement With A Twist Julian Walker
Program Management and Fiscal Foundations: TA Considerations to Ensure Improved Performance - Handout Becky Houf
Reflect and Learn First, Teach Second: How to Begin the Journey of Cultural Competence and Strengthening Family Partnerships in Your Program - Handout Joua Lee
Tell Me Show Me: Preparing Your Staff to Fluently Use Program Data During Your Federal Review Stuart Jones
Why Kids Do the Crazy Things They Do and What We Can Do About It - Handout | Handout 2 Laurie Prusso-Hatch
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Public Policy Breakfast

Ted Lempert, President, Children Now
Scott Hippert, CEO, Child360
Kim Pattillo Brownson, Vice President for Policy and Strategy, First 5 LA

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Education Conference Opening Keynote: Nefertiti Bruce-Poyner

Wednesday - Workshops

"It's a Zoo in Here!" Principles of Classroom Management - Handout Ronald Mah
3 Qualities of an Outstanding Educator Nicoline Ambe
A Circle Time I Want to Go To.... Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Building YOUR Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience Nefertiti Bruce Poyner
Communicating With Parents When They Don't Want to Hear It :
Working with Parents in Denial - Handout
Ronald Mah
Creating Organizational Systems to Support Data-Driven Program Improvements Sara Beach
Early Writing: A Wonderful Journey From Scribble Lines to Letters - Handout Kelly Campbell
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources at Your Fingertips - Handout Cindy Arstein-Kerslake
Excelling at CLASS:  Exemplary Environments as a Context for CLASS Instructional Support - Handout John Gunnarson
Excelling at CLASS:  Strategies for Teachers to Use When Implementing Instructional Support - Handout John Gunnarson
Excelling at CLASS:  Projects and Studies as a Curriculum Framework for CLASS - Handout
John Gunnarson
Head Start Apprenticeship: Fitting an "Old" Model to a "New" Workforce - Handout | Handout 2 Randi Wolfe
Implementing Universal Design for Learning and Adapting Everyday Classroom Materials for Children With Disabilities - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Anne Kuschner
Keeping Kids Safe in the Car: What Head Start Needs to Know  - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Heidi Heflin
Outdoor Time is Social Time Marianne Kelley
Portfolio, Assessment and Family Engagement at Your Fingertips Lala Zhang
Strategies for Social Emotional Development in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Andrea Tompkins
The Art of Teaching Preschool Geometry and Measurement: Asking Really Great Reflective Questions - Handout Isabelle Alessandra
The Children Need Us; Recognizing Our Role in Working With and Healing Hurting Children Laurie Prusso Hatch
The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors - Handout Edward Condon
Using a Scope and Sequence to Implement Responsive Curriculum - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Faith Polk
Using Hands-on Learning Manipulatives to Support Emergent Literacy & Math Skills - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Donna Sanderson
You CAN Do Art With Infants!  Emily Elam
Thursday, Feb. 8

Thursday Workshops

A Conversation with Office of Head Start – Region 9: Regional Trends, Data Analysis and Monitoring Jan Len
America's ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit - Handout | Handout 2 Jo Jass
Catch Bullying Behavior Before It Begins - Handout Suzanne Mulcahy
Cost Reduction Strategies for Telecom/Internet and Wi-Fi Expenses Audits E-Rate California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) - Handout | Hanodut 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Kitty Waters
Creating an Integrated Social and Emotional Learning Space for Infants and Toddlers Lidor Ritblatt
Creating Welcoming and Responsive EC Environments: The Role of Systems Thinking and Data-Informed Decision Making Steven Russell
Dual Language and Literacy Screening - Handout Lillian Duran
E in STEM: Early Childhood Engineering  Sandy Silverman
Early Numeracy Skills: Counting, Cardinality, and Comparison - Handout Brian Mowry
Excelling at CLASS:  Projects and Studies as a Curriculum Framework For CLASS John Gunnarson
Happiness as Strategy  Christopher Miracle
How to Shift Program Culture: New Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behavior Barb O'Neil
How to Use the Book ‘What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick’: A Train-the-Trainer Session - Handout Diana Gonzalez 
Implementing Curriculum With Fidelity - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Onsat Zur
Play, Reflection and Curriculum All Working Together in the Same Sandbox: How to Plan and Facilitate Integrated Learning Experiences for Children Joua Lee
QRIS 101: An Introduction to California's Regional QRIS System Krista Murphy
Results and Best Practices From a Groundbreaking Childhood Obesity Prevention Program With Head Start Children - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Karen McNamara
Sense of Wonder Science William Straits
Teach Smarter, Not Harder: Circle Time Discussion Strategies for Social-Emotional Development and School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 Nini White
The Impact of Loss and Trauma on Young Children - Handout Magda Bedros
Using CLASS as a Guide to Building Relationships with Staff - Handout | Handout 2 Laura Earley
Friday, Feb. 9
Education Conference Closing Keynote: Kathy Gruver, PhD

Friday Workshops

Ambitious Instruction in Everyday Play: How to Infuse High Level CLASS Interactions Into Center Play Sara Beach
Coaching the Un-Coachable; Ten Coaching Strategies to Help Teachers Grow to Their Full Potential - Handout Thresa Offord
Engaging Attendance - Handout | Handout 2 Jennifer Torres
Get Your Motor Running! Fun Physical Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers - Handout Sharron Krull
Importance of Language Development - Handout Donna Johnson
Individualizing Professional Development and Mentoring to Help Teachers Implement Curriculum with Fidelity Laurie Danahy
Oral Storytelling: The Literacy Key - Handout Cynthia Conway
Social Emotional Support: Dealing with Challenging Behavior" - Handout Joshua Alvarez
Solutions for Stress and Other Baffling Behaviors Letha Marchetti
STEAM' & Play Embedded Curriculum: Addressing Core Science & Art Standards - Handout | Handout 2 John Holanda
The Equity Issue of Our Time - High Quality Family Engagement Emily Roden
Using Data for  Program Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Icy Tekleselassie
Using Data with the Foundations and Frameworks to Support Children Learning Tamarra Osborne
What is the Criteria for High Quality Curriculum?  How Do I Use it to Support the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework? - Handout | Handout 2 Andrea Tompkins
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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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