Assessment: So now that I'm a director, what do I do?

Texas AEYC 2017 Annual Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:45 pm-3:15 pm

Hyatt Regency Room: Directors

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Objectives:

  • Identify self-management and leadership skills.
  • Understand program assessment and the importance of ongoing assessment.
  • Utilize program assessment data and identify resources that support continuous program improvement.

Synopsis:

Using self-assessment data, early childhood program administrators can develop a blueprint for program quality improvement. During this session, participants will explore aspects of managing an early childhood program such as self-management, staff management, communication, financial management, educational programming, and more to determine best practices to enhance program quality. With a focus on team building, leaders will assess their own leadership styles and early childhood education centers. Participants will share and compare the various aspects of their own early childhood programs and will take home successful practices that other programs have implemented.

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Creating Partnerships that Support Families at Your Early Childhood Program

Raising the Bar Early Care and Education Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Room Location TBA

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Objectives: 

  • Review the five protective factors of the Strengthening Families approach: Parental resilence, Social connections, Knowledge of parenting and child development, Concrete support in times of need, and the Social and emotional competence of children.
  • Consider how community partnerships can support the Strengthening Families approach.
  • Create a Partnership Plan for an early childhood program based on goals and anticipated outcomes. 

Synopsis: 

Partnerships require two-way interactions and commitment. Partnerships work better when each partner has different strengths that complement each other, A critical requirements of partnerships is the sense of power that each partner has in the relationship. During this presentation, participants will explore how partnerships with other organizations in their community cam benefit their early childhood program and the families that they serve. Participants will also develop a "Mock Partnership Plan" using a template so they are ready to return to their programs to create new partnerships. 

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Engaging Culturally Diverse Families to Enhance Educational Outcomes for Children with Special Needs-A Collaborative Approach

NAEYC Annual Conference

Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Georgia World Congress Center, Room B311

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Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the concept of cultural compentence. 
  • Learn guidelines to develop collaborative and effective relationships with families.
  • Acquire strategies to work with children from diverse backgrounds who also have diverse developmental needs to improve educational outcomes. 

Synopsis:

Participants will take home a better understanding of applying concept of cultural competence in their early childhood programs. Participants will also have opportunities to reflect on the use of shared information in their own early childhood settings and return to their programs with some new strategies to work with children from diverse backgrounds with varied learning styles and challenges who present with a different pace or path of development. 

 

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