We hope to see many of you in DC this week for NHSA’s Leadership Institute.  If you can’t come, we’ve noticed that many state Head Start Associations are going to recap this meeting soon.  We’ll share all that we learn, also.

We are especially interested in the agenda items that suggest insight on CFR 1307: redesignation.  At minimum, they seem to be:

Tomorrow’s Pre-Institute (Monday, January 23, 2012):
By Acelero Learning Training &Technical Assistance

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Effective Head Start Monitoring and Managing by Outcomes

With OHS’s new focus on School Readiness Goals and Re-competition, Head Start programs are under more pressure than ever before to demonstrate not just compliance, but positive outcomes as well. In fact, not establishing clear school readiness goals is one of the seven triggers that will force programs into re-competition. On-going monitoring is another key area of compliance, where multiple non-compliances can lead to a deficiency – which will also trigger re-competition. Nearly every section of the monitoring protocol specifically asks questions about how you monitor your programs performance – which most easily translates into the question: what data do you review on a regular basis to ensure your programs is doing well?

(the NHSA website description says re-competition – we usually say CFR 1307 or redesignation – potato/potatoh, tomato/tomatoh…if you think you might be interested in this, you probably are).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

5:00-7:00 pm

Lady Bird Johnson Head Start Hero’s Award Presentation to Senator Dick Durbin

While maybe not exactly CFR 1307: redesignation related (but could be), we look forward to joining  Illinois Head Start Association and the National Head Start Association in honoring Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. The Lady Bird Johnson Head Start Hero’s Award has been presented, since its founding in 2006, to seven exemplary public servants who have demonstrated their commitment and passion for keeping the window of opportunity open.

Thursday, January 24=6, 2012

8:30-11:30 am

Office of Head Start – Special Session on Designation Renewal System and Regulatory Update

Senior staff from the Office of Head Start will present a number of updates regarding the Designation Renewal System and other emerging regulatory issues. In addition, time will be provided for table-top discussions, question and answer sessions and dialogue on how best to move forward to ensure the very best for children, families and the communities we serve.

Presenter: Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, OHS

We look forward to seeing many of you and to communicating with all of you through out the week – lots of information and insight, we hope.

Thank you.


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