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2018 THSA Institute

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST PER PROGRAM TRACK (Suggested topics)


THSA Summer Training Conference is a great venue to share your knowledge, skills, and research. 
Help shape the conference agenda by proposing learning sessions that are innovative, insightful, engaging, and 
would equip participants with tools or knowledge in one or more of the following areas;

 

ADMINISTRATION
Forming Collaborations

Self-Assessment Process

Federal & State Initiatives

Head Start Reauthorization

T&TA System

Transportation
Monitoring Protocol
How to Establish your Mission & Vision
Establishing your programs Culture and Climate
Program Outcomes & Monitoring

Program Governance
QRIS
Reflective Supervision for Center Directors
Reflective Practices
1302.7 - Exclusionary Discipline and Implicit Bias
School Partnerships

 

EARLY HEAD START
Infant/Toddler Language Development

Individualization
Infant/Toddler School Readiness

Infant/Toddler Mental Health/Temperaments

Appropriate Environments for Infants/Toddlers
Documenting the Progress of Infants & Toddlers
Early Brain Development

Expectant Women
Teen Parents
Services to Expectant Families

 

NUTRITION
Integrating Nutrition Curriculum

Menu Planning
Family Style Meals
Dental Hygiene in the Classroom

Childhood Diabetes
Meeting Nutritional Needs

 

HEALTH/SAFETY
Active Supervision
Environments
Health Practices in the Classrooms

Childhood Obesity
Process Safety Environments

Oral Hygiene
Promoting Teacher and Staff

Wellness for Improved Outcomes

 

MENTAL HEALTH
Challenging Behaviors

Healthy Family Development
Helping Children Cope with Stress

Postpartum Depression
Trauma Informed Care
Positive Behavior Supports

(Conscious Discipline; Trust Based

Relational Intervention
Trauma Informed Care

Recognizing Trauma;

ACES; Toxic Stress, Trauma,

Resiliency;)

 

FAMILY SERVICES
Review of ERSEA
Family Partnership Agreement

Motivational Strategies for Parental Involvement
Community Needs Assessment

The History of Head Start
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fatherhood Initiatives
Family Support in Child Development

Shaken Baby Syndrome/SIDS
How to Conduct an Effective Home Visit
Adult Learning

Working with Adults;

 

EDUCATION
Practiced Based Coaching Mentor/Coaching
Emergent Literacy and Numeracy Dual Language Learners
Math & Science in the Curriculum School Readiness and Success Individualization
Indoor & Outdoor Learning Experiences
Cultural Diversity throughout the Curriculum
CLASS
Child Screening and Assessment

Best Practices in ECE
Cognitive Development

Playgrounds
School Readiness Certification Pedestrian Safety Curriculum
How to work together as a Teaching Team
Strategies for Teachers dealing with challenging behaviors;

STEM:  STEAM; STREAM;

 

DISABILITIES
A-Typical Language Development Communication Disorders
How to Work with Children with Autism
Identifying Development Delays Working with School Partnerships Early Childhood Intervention 
Special Education Law/IDEA