Professional Development – Spring 2021

  • Workplace Positivity / Self-Care – Kindness: Nicole J. Phillips 2.12.21
  • (Please fill out this Attendance/Quiz and Return to main office)

 Professional Development – Fall 2020

 

COVID Planning – Part 1: 7-28-20

COVID Planning – Part 2: 7-28-20

TeachingStrategies CLOUD / Virtual Services

Resources

COVID-19 Resources:

Head Start Center For Inclusion

General Information

Beginning of the Year

Education Forms /Program Information

Attendance:

Child Files:

  • Center Files Checklist – Kept at the front of each child’s Education File on-site – reference for file contents
  • Home Base Files Checklist – Kept at the front of each child’s Education File on-site – reference for file contents
  • Sample Child File (last at past year’s) – (Second year children should have colored paper between years)

Child Screening/Assessment/Child Portfolios:

Classroom Environment/Health & Safety:

     Set Up

  • Sample Daily Schedules – Post, turn in to EC and Main office at beginning of year and if changes made
  • Creative Curriculum “The Foundation” & Interest Areas” – Use as a guide when setting up classroom
  • Creative Curriculum – The Fidelity Tool for Teachers – “See Timeline of Requirements” (Home Base – Exceptions)
  • Creative Curriculum – The Fidelity Tool for Administrators – EC fills out and reviews with Teacher/HV

      Health & Safety (check “Timeline of Requirements for completions schedule)

  • Cleaning Schedule Sample – Use and posted in classroom
  • Environmental Health and Safety Checklist
  • Health and Safety Screener
  • Emergency Cards – Printing and Updating
  • Emergency Preparedness Log – Use and posted in classroom
  • First Aid Kit Requirements – Keep in First Aid Kit

CLASS:

  • CLASS Dimensions Guide – Reference for CLASS skills

Classroom Guidance:  

Coaching(see separate Coaching Section Below)

Communication

     With Parents:

Within Head Start:

  • Staff List/Numbers
  • Thumbkin – Office Assistant emails out weekly with projected schedules of coordinators/managers
  • Weekly Staff Meeting Report – filled out each Friday during all staff meeting – filed at each site
  • Monthly Teacher/FSC/EC Meetings – Each member keeps own notes – discuss children/families/site issues
  • Monthly Parent Meetings – Teachers/HV encouraged to attend/report / assist with activities

Conferences/Home Visits…….…………………………………………..……………………………..  11

Initial Home Visit/”Parent Packet” – Reviewed with family by Teachers/HV/FSC upon enrollment

Authorization – Entering into ChildPlus (Services / Application / Authorizations) family signs-enter CP

Center Home Visit/Conference Form – Review during each of 2 Conferences/2 HV annually – sign/dated

Transition Packets” – Reviewed and given to families transitioning to Kind. – Winter Family Conference

How to Enter Home Visits/Conferences into ChildPlus – (Services/ Education / Add Event / Choose…)

In-Kind (employee website under HR/Finance/Technology.)……………………………………..……… 12

General In-Kind Form– Filled out by anyone donating goods/volunteering time to Head Start

Volunteer Time & Transportation – Filled out when group / repeated volunteering occurs

Lesson Planning……………………………………………………………………………………………… 13

Sample Lesson Plans (Creative Curriculum, Volume 1 – The Foundation)

Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 6th Edition – Training / Studies

Entering on Teaching Strategies GOLD – www.teachingstrategies.com

“Second Step – A Violence Prevention Curriculum” & Requirements (employee website under Education)

www.secondstep.org (user name & password page)

Policies & Procedures (employee website under Program & Admin.) REVIEW…………. 14

Personal Forms (employee website under Program & Admin.)……………………………….. 15

Timesheet – Filled out every 2 weeks – Scan/email to supervisor by 12:00 Friday, mail original

Mileage & Misc. – Filled out to receive pre-approved reimbursements (for mileage or misc. items)

Reimbursement Forms (Blue Sheets/Pink Sheets) – Travel /Hotel/ Conference Reimbursement

Referrals (to schools for further evaluation)…………………………………………. 16

Referral Procedures – Completed by EC

Release of Information Form – Needed signed by families before referral/ receiving paperwork

School Messenger…………………………………………………………………………….. 17

Accessing/Launching a Call – Office Manager will add your name to account / then can access

Supplies/Equipment (employee website under Education)………………………………….. 18

Supplies List – store room/training room – Items kept on hand at main office

Requisition for Supplies- Turned in to main office before 5th of each month for other supplies

Equipment/Purchase/Transfer Form- Filled out if purchasing or transferring items over $100

Purchasing Procedure (for cooks, home visitors) – Center cooks and home visitors(snacks)

Inventory – Reviewed and verified annually by each site (spring)

Training & Professional Development (employee website under HR/Finance/Technology.) 19

Professional Development Binder – will receive upon employment/1st In-Service

Monthly In-Services – 3rd Friday of each month – at main office or via GoToTraining

Professional Development Goals & Skills Form (employee website under Education) Filled out during

training – kept in Professional Development Binder

CPR & First Aid Training Requirements (Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aide, Fire Safety, Medication Administration)

Tuition Reimbursement Plan – Priority list for possible tuition assistance for staff

Staff Application for Tuition Reimbursement – Filled out prior to taking class / applying for renewal

         Other Forms

 Home Base Extras:

Training / Professional Development     

Forms

Mandatory Training: ALL STAFF (Turn in all certificates to main office)

  • NESD Head Start Mission Statement and School Readiness Goals

 Mandatory Training: UNIT STAFF (Training for ALL STAFF Above, plus:)

  • Ideas for Classroom Interaction
  • Behavior Management – Watch Video – Fill out Quiz/Certificate

 Mandatory Training: Teachers/Home Visitors (Training for ALL STAFF, UNIT STAFF Above, plus:)

  • Creative Curriculum Orientation Videos (found under “Develop” in my.teachingstrategies.com (print certificates)
    • Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Foundation (10 hr)
    • Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Daily Resources (10 hr)
    • Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Objectives for Development and Learning (10 hr)
    • Creative Curriculum for Preschool, GOLD Introduction (2 hr)
    • Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Implementing GOLD in MyTeachingStrategies (10 hr)
  • Implementing Curriculum with Fidelity – (1 hr) – Fill Out Quiz
  • Introduction to the CLASS Tool (TEACHERS and TEACHER ASSISTANTS) (found in myTeachstone.com – PK – Fill Out Quiz/Certificate)
    • Learn About: (15 min each – 10 total)
      • Positive Climate /  Negative Climate   /  Teacher Sensitivity    /   Regard for Student Perspective
      • Behavior Management    /    Productivity    /   Instructional Learning Formats
      • Concept Development    /   Quality of Feedback    /     Language Modeling
  • Introduction to the HOVRS Tool (HOME VISITORS)
    • 3 areas
  • Second Step Curriculum – Fill Out Quiz/Certificate
  • ChildPlus Training

Coaching

Coaching Plan

Needs Assessments – T/HV/TA – fill out at beginning of each school year to identify needs

Coaching Contract– T/HV/TA – fill out at beginning of each school year with coach

Coaching House Framework – Reference for coaching purpose

TLC – PLAN Form and / Sample Form –Filled out during each TLC meeting and during reflection

TLC – Attendance Form – Filled out during each TLC meeting

Education Coordinators