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Boozhoo (Hello),
Thank you for your support.  Our initial campaign went very well, now onto our first monthly newsletter!  It is important for us that our newsletter helps to share information that will help support you as well as your staff, children & families, & community. Please send in questions on our website to add to our monthly newsletter: Click Here
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BOARD TRAINING
Head Start and Early Head Start Program are required to have Shared Governance Training each year. Most programs will schedule their board training right after Parent Policy Council elections around October/November. Contact us to get on our calendar early.   Register Here

Program, Design, and Management
HUMAN RESOURCE 101 - Three Important Words
Remember the Most Important Three Little Words in Head Start Human Resources: "Prior to Hire"!  Prior to hire, all employees must have a CRC Background Check.  Send in your questions, and we will include them in our next newsletter.

FAQ Inquiries
 
Fiscal Systems
NOTICE OF AWARD - SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Remember to read the special conditions on your Notice of Award (NOA).  If you do not have a copy of your notice of award, contact your program specialist to have them send you a copy.  Best Practice: always place all grant documents for that year in a three hole binder for safe keeping.
FIVE YEAR GRANT PPT LINK
 
ERSEA
ERSEA - ELIGIBIITY, RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, ENROLLMENT & ATTENDANCE 
At this point, you should be working through all of the first four letters of E.R.S.E.A.  Attendance, the fifth letter starts when school begins.  Eligibilty is a critical process to ensure that your families and children are eligible for services.  Here is a great PPT for you to read and share:

ERSEA PPT LINK
 
CHILD HEALTH & SAFETY
BUS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
Migizi Consulting has an expert on board to help you with understanding what trainings are needed and ongoing monitoring requirements.  Elaine Shea has worked with tribal programs for many years and understands the complex nature of both federal, state, and tribal regulations when it comes to bus safety.  Please contact her for any questions you have on bus safety.

EMAIL: ELAINE SHEA
 
Family Engagement
DATA COLLECTION TIME
One of the firsts steps you need to take for Family Engagement is the Parent Survey. Technology Tip: Transition from paper to online surveys.  They help you begin to easily aggregate, assess, and develop a set of findings to help you create an effective family engagement plan.

 
Early Childhood Education
EARLY MEASUREMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS
Within the first 45 days, you should have the children in your program complete their educational assessments.  This is 45 calendar days from the first day of school. For example, if you start school on September 1, 2015, you need to have your assessments complete by October 15, 2015.  This is one of the hardest challenges, but can be done effectively through teamwork and constant monitoring.


 
Megwitch (Thank You)!
Thanks again for making a difference!
Sincerely,
Betsy McDougall, Ph. D.

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