- Head Start Boutique
- Parent Cafes
- Calming Room
Register for the preconcenference through our conference page event website. Once you register, you can choose to add the preconference package to your regular registration. Click here to take you to the conference registration page to register.
Preconference Package Pass: $350.00 (**Large groups of 20 or more attendees from the same agency/program receive 20% discount per registration when registering at the same time. Code: #Journey2R5)
What's included in the preconference package?
with the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health and Safety
A critical part of Head Start and Early Head Start programming is ensuring the high-quality safe learning environment for the children in their setting. Over the course of the last 2 years, reports of child health and safety incidents are on the rise. As we learn more about this reporting, it is incumbent upon all of us in the Head Start and Early Head Start community to continue to find creative and innovative problem solving. Join the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (NCHBHS), the Office of Head Start/Region V and the Region V STG Training and Technical Assistance team as we come together to learn more and discuss this critical issue.
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
It is often said that leaders set the tone for an organization. Yet when it comes to wellness, many leaders think, I don’t have time for this! In this session, we will share tips and strategies for promoting your own wellness and leading by example to model that safety and well-being start at the top.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dee Edington, a prominent wellness researcher, says that positive individual and positive organizational health are two sides of the same coin. It is easier to support staff wellness in an organization that promotes a healthy workplace culture. This session will highlight the role of organizational wellness in preventing and addressing child incidents.
Everyone has a role in creating and implementing an environment for children to feel safe and secure. This session will provide an overview of an assessment tool that list strategies and resources to support a culture of safety. Participants will increase their knowledge on ways to plan for, implement and monitor safety
A guiding principle in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework is that children
learn best when they are emotionally and physically safe and secure. Families trust Head
Start staff to keep children safe from harm while they are in a program’s care. In this session, we will explore strategies to promote responsive caregiving that supports children’s
well-being and prevents child incidents.
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need for a focus on the wellness of staff working with children in families. This session will highlight curated resources to support the development of a staff wellness action plan. Additionally, we will discuss promising practices that are being implemented to support the wellness of all staff working with children and families.
Psychological safety is the ability to express your opinions openly, without having to worry about the consequences. It is one of the hallmarks of a healthy workplace culture. It also supports child safety because staff know that they can speak up about safety concerns. In this session, we will explore a tool from the Framework for Improving Joy in Work that addresses psychological safety and other system approaches to preventing child incidents.
Develop the Skillsets Necessary for Personal and Professional Success
|Dr. Tim Nolan|