Family, School & Community

Promoting Family Well-Being and Healthy Development through Positive Discipline Techniques

Target Audience: Director Service Providers, Directors, Family Support, Teachers: New, Teachers: Experienced

Robin Hart, Senior Trainer, Healthy Families Florida

Being a parent is hard. Having useful tools to manage discipline challenges strengthens the parent-child relationship and promotes healthy child and family development. Join us to learn practical, positive discipline strategies and build skills to discuss, practice and model these strategies with families during home visits.

Family Engagement Powered On

Target Audience: Directors, Family Support, Teachers: New, Teachers: Experienced

Sunny Saunders, Coordinator of Family Engagement, Office of Early Learning

This presentation will highlight the importance of family engagement in early childhood and discuss common barriers for family engagement. Various free apps and technological resources such as Vroom, the CDC Milestone Tracker App, Talk with Me Baby, Remind, Class Dojo and others will be discussed as resources that can be used to overcome family engagement barriers and increase communication between providers and families.

Fatherhood Engagement

Daniel Grant, Parent, Community Coordinated Care for Children - FHSA Father of the Year

Target Audience: Family Support

This fatherhood engagement session will explore the importance of fatherhood in Head Start and early childhood experiences as told by a Head Start father. The session will include fatherhood curriculum topics to engage fathers in the program and the community, as well as interactive activities.

Family Engagement 2.0

Target Audience: Director Service Providers, Directors, Family Support

Kimberly J. Rainey, CEO/Lead Presenter, Rainey-Day Strategies, LLC

Head Start/Early Head Start is more ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse than ever before. Using a"cookie-cutter" approach to serving families is no longer acceptable in Head Start. This session is designed to explore a new chapter in EHS/HS while supporting programs working with all families. It will also encompass interactive activities intended to identify areas for empowerment-based change and to make meaningful differences in measurable and results-driven family outcomes.

Using Technology to Enhance Community Outreach Programs

Target Audience: Administrators, Director Service Providers, Directors, Family Support, Teachers: New, Teachers: Experienced, Training & Technical Staff

Meghan Gitlin, Community Outreach Coordinator, Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start

The presentation will demonstrate free and cost-effective online and computer-based resources that can make programs more efficient. The presentation will show examples of a known volunteer management system with little cost and an easy to use and free online design website. It will also introduce an alternative to paper by digitizing forms like sign-in sheets, in-kind forms, parent activity forms, etc. Using templates can also free up time and empower other team members to share responsibility.

JUMP the Hurdle of Fatherhood

Target Audience: Family Support

Dexter Battle, Family Engagement Specialist, Lutheran Services

Conquering the hindrance of the view that many communities have about fatherhood programs. Implementation of different components of success, beyond the theory of fatherhood and the roadblocks they encounter along the way while supporting their Children in the Head Start Program. This session will be interactive with data-driven data. We will also include examples drawn from real-world male experiences.