WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Newly Confirmed Presentations January 31, 2006 Strengthening Families-Wisconsin: Tools and resources for programs Presenter: Cailin O'Connor, Consultant for Children's Trust Fund Early care and education programs that reach out to parents can promote positive development and prevent child abuse and neglect. Come to this workshop to learn about the tools and resources that are available through Strengthening Families-Wisconsin. We'll talk about how to conduct a self- assessment of your program, develop an action plan, and apply for a small grant to improve how your program reaches out to and supports families. Newly Confirmed Presentations January 26, 2006 Drug Endangered Children Awareness Presenter: Cindy Giese, Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness provides a basic overview of DEC: a multidisciplinary approach to protecting children found in dangerous drug environments. A drug endangered child is a child affected by his/her parent's/caregiver use, manufacture and/or trafficking of drugs. Although the emphasis is currently on methamphetamine and children found in these homes, DEC covers all drugs that children may be exposed to. EHS and Birth to 3: Exploring and Planning for Effective Collaboration Presenter: Kathy Boisvert, Community Collaboration Coach, CESA 5 The “Age of Accountability” has created an opportunity for us to scrutinize our program’s roles and responsibilities. In many of our communities we have Birth to 3 and Early Head Start. In this session we will use our time to discuss the many possibilities for Birth to 3 and EHS to work more efficiently and effectively together in order to maximize each of these programs’ fiscal and human resources. From eligibility to transition. We will compare and contrast specific requirements and approaches of Birth to 3 and Early Head Start. Specific questions to discuss include; “Should Birth to 3 and EHS both be working with a family?” “When are we duplicating efforts?” “If I am EHS, what is my role and responsibility as an IFSP team member?” “If I am Birth to 3 staff, how do I support the efforts and work of EHS?” “How do we support smooth transitions between Birth to 3 and Head Start” Most importantly we will explore the possibly paths that we may have not considered to effectively and creatively collaborate. Economic Development and Early Childhood: Tools for Raising Awareness of this Important Connection WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Presenter: Linda Leonhart, Director, Wisconsin Head Start State Collaboration Office This interactive session will include a variety of resources supporting the important connection between economic development and early childhood. Media Live clips may include messages from James Heckman, Craig Culver, Michael Specter, Terry Ludeman, Richard Florida, and others. Participants will engage in action planning regarding possible use of these resources at the individual, community, and regional levels. Newly Confirmed Presentations January 24, 2006 Discovering Resources for Children with Special Needs Presenter: Christine Breunig, Outreach Specialist, Waisman Center, UW- Madison Discover professional and family resources available for children with disabilities and special needs. Learn how you can locate and access services in your community. Local, regional, state and federal programs will be described. Leave with handouts, brochures and other materials that describe the systems, services and methods to access resources. Developmental Delays including Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification and Resources Presenter: Christine Breunig, Outreach Specialist, Waisman Center, UW- Madison Learn the Signs: Recognize developmental delays and differences. Connect the Dots: Recognize and use resources within the educational, medical, and community service systems. Recognize the benefits of partnerships with parents, educators, primary care physicians and community professionals to assure quality services and care for children with developmental delays including autism. What Happens when Head Start Leap Starts? Presenter: Linda Griggs, Sales Consultant, LeapFrog SchoolHouse This interactive session will provide training in using interactive, multi-sensory, age-appropriate, engaging learning activities to use in assessing and instructing your students to improve learning, thus increasing your Head Start outcomes. Each activity area will be correlated to the national outcomes. Newly Confirmed Presentations January 23, 2006 WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Head Start 101…an Overview of Head Start and Early Head Start Presenter: Carol Rogers, Associate Director for Family Services and Early Head Start, National Centers for Learning Excellence, Inc. If you are new to Head Start and would like a great overview of what Head Start is and how it serves children and families, this is the workshop for you. You’ll leave with a grasp of the basics of our program. You’ll get an opportunity to explore the several areas of service delivery and how they are woven into the overall Head Start program. Leading In Turbulent Times Presenter: Dr. Tim Nolan, Executive Director, National Centers for Learning Excellence, Inc. These are challenging times. The rules for our work are changing. Expectations for accountability are increasing, while resources are stagnant or slipping. These are times of transformational change. While one can succeed by managing during periods of stability or incremental change, one must lead during periods of transformation. This is a time of great opportunity as well as great threat for you and your program. Come and explore what it takes to thrive during periods of turbulence. You Can Be A Powerful Voice for Kids and Families!! Presenters: Tim Nolan, Executive Director, The Center for Learning Excellence, Inc., Waukesha, Karl Pnazek, CEO, CAP Services, Inc., Stevens Point We will do two sessions, the first will provide an overview of what is being proposed and the second will address what it will take to increase your effectiveness as an advocate. Attend one or both! What’s Being Proposed…and How it Might impact You and Your Agency…. Proposals are being made in Madison and Washington that would shape the future of programs of great importance to children and families in Wisconsin. Come learn what is being proposed...and how to make your interests known. Developing a Stronger Voice for Children and Families…Advocacy Remember that "ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL"...and that YOU can make yourself a very important force in shaping the future! Come participate in a lively discussion of what we can do as individuals and organizations to influence public policy at the Federal and State levels!" 4MAT - Understanding Learning Styles in Yourself and Others Presenter: Ruth Chvojicek, Training/Program Specialist, CESA 5/Portage Project Do you like to work alone or in a group of people? Do you prefer to get right back to work and jump into a project or would you rather sit back and think it through before starting? These are just two of many differences in how people learn. In WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions this workshop participants will learn what their "learning style" is and how understanding this can help you get along with co-workers and families. Be a "Transition Magician" - Handling Those Tough Everyday Routines Presenter: Ruth Chvojicek, Training/Program Specialist, CESA 5/Portage Project Everyday routines such as getting ready to leave the house in the morning, waiting at a doctor appointment, or traveling back and forth to school each day can be some of the most challenging times of day. Learn fun activities and tricks for not only "handling" these times but also having fun and helping your child learn at the same time. Flying into Team Formation Presenter: Debbie Raether, Parent Involvement, Dane County Parent Council, Inc. This unique Parent Involvement team comprising of former Head Start parents, have the knowledge, expertise and training to motivate and empower parent participation at Dane County Parent Council. Participants in this training will acquire the team leadership skills to maintain an effective and productive parent involvement component for their Head Start/Early Head Start program. Program Governance 101 Presenter: Vickey Angeles, Associate Director for Program Operations, National Centers for Learning Excellence, Inc. If you are looking for a session to help you understand Program Governance…this session is for you! We will explore the basics of shared decision-making, general responsibilities of the Policy Council and Board, effective ways to communicate and opportunities for developing leadership skills. You will leave with tools you can use back home in your program. This will be an interactive session, so…come ready to ask questions, learn, share ideas and have fun. ACCESS Website Helps Wisconsin Families Get Health & Nutrition Programs Presenter, Jonathan Bader, Food Security Director, WISCAP, Inc. DHFS’ new ACCESS website lets Wisconsin families and service providers use the internet to check household eligibility for 10 major food and nutrition programs. They can even apply and manage their FoodShare and Health Care benefits online. Come see a presentation and learn how to use it! A Model for Supporting Teachers of Children with Challenging Behaviors Presenter: Carol Keintz, Associate Director, Dane County Parent Council, Inc. Examples will be given of how this model helps develop clear expectations for staff, parents and children. The results of this model WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions include: meeting children's unique needs and helping them develop self regulation and be more prepared for school activities; staff development in understanding how to use positive approaches; implementation of behavior plans; use of behavioral specialists; and the importance of using reflective practice through teacher mentoring sessions. New Staff Orientation Presenter: Judy Kilp, Assistant to the Director, UW-Oshkosh Head Start New Employees! What tools can we give our new staff to ensure a successful new start? We completed a self-assessment survey and found the answers. With those answers we developed a New Staff Orientation. Due to our revamped Orientation we have experienced lower employee turnover and a higher number of employees more confident when starting their position. Newly Confirmed Presentations January 19, 2006 "Hidden Rules" and The Culture of Poverty Presenter: Rich Thwaits, Head Start Director, Little Learners' Head Start Program The work of Ruby Payne opens up a new and common sense view of behaviors and expectations within the cultures of poverty, middle-class and wealthy. This workshop will help you understand the hidden rules that are at work and how you can be more successful if you know these hidden rules. Autism: Key Strategies in the Early Childhood Years Presenter: Eileen Ziesler, MA, Autism and Early Childhood Consultant, Head Start teachers and staff will find children of all disabilities mainstreamed into their classrooms. This workshop will provide staff and parents with some general information about autism along with strategies which are appropriate to regular education environments, benefiting children with autism and their typically developing peers. Being An Effective IEP Team Member Presenter: Beth Fujinuma, Disabilities Service Coordinator, Renewal Unlimited, Inc. Head Start Does having to go to an IEp make you nervous? Are you a veteran who just wants to be more effective at IEp’s? Here is the workshop for you. You will learn what it takes to be an effective IEP Team Member and how to best prepare yourself and families for the IEP. WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Building a Great Communication System: Not the same old blah, blah, blah Presenter: Bill Welch, Technical Assistance Specialist, Region V T/TA Network Getting the right information to the right people, when they need it, is a critical task for all Head Start programs to run smoothly and to deliver quality services. Participants will explore the fundamentals of communication system requirements and develop action plans to build a wildly successful system in their program. Child Maltreatment: What you need to know to recognize and report Presenter: Jonette N. Arms, Child Abuse Prevention Project Manager, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Child Protection Center Interactive presentation in which individuals working with children directly or indirectly will learn to recognize the physical and behavioral indicators of possible abuse, listen to disclosures of child maltreatment, learn to talk with children about suspected maltreatment and appropriately act upon suspicions of child abuse and neglect. Child Outcome Data in the Continuous Improvement Process Presenter: Linda Hamburg, Region V TA Network Literacy Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton Region V Head Start TA Network This workshop provides grantees with training to build staff and organizational capacity in the planning process of measuring, analyzing and using child outcomes to meet the Head Start Performance Standards. The training relates Child Outcomes to systems and service areas using the PRISM Framework. Conflict Transformation, A UW Oshkosh Head Start Communications Workshop Presenter: Michael Spidel, Director, Program Design & Management, UW Oshkosh Head Start Program This workshop utilizes the power of storytelling to demonstrate how the protagonist learns to: - Create an environment where staff can effectively cope with miscommunication, where neither party loses face - Recognize ineffective patterns of language - Predict the behavior of others in advance, allowing ample time to prepare your response. Connecting Children to the Environment, the Community and Each Other through Interdisciplinary Activities Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Gillman, Trainer, Dane County Parent Council, Inc. As an educator of young children in high poverty areas for the past 20 years in New Orleans, Boston, Oregon, North Carolina and Miami, I have developed a variety of strategies to encourage teachers to make the most of available resources while introducing children to basic concepts of science, social studies, math and literature. In addition to this, I believe that assisting children in making WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions connections to each other, to the environment and to their respective community is essential for our future in a global sense. During this workshop, I will share these strategies with attendies while encouraging each individual to adapt these techniques in ways that would be most suitable to the children in their care. Conscious Discipline® Presenter: Peggy Simonis, Early Childhood Special Education, Green Bay Area Public Schools Conscious Discipline® is a research-based program proven to: *increase academic achievement, *decrease problem behaviors and *improve the quality of relationships. Conscious Discipline® creates a school family where everyone has something to contribute and acknowledges that everyone counts. Dialogue with DHHS Regional Office Staff Presenter: Kay Willmoth, Director, Office of Family and Child Development, ACF, Region V Here’s the chance for Head Start Leadership to meet with the DHHS Regional Office staff from Chicago. You will have an opportunity to hear about the current issues facing Head Start from the Regional Office staff’s perspective. Bring your questions to share and engage in this exchange of ideas through meaningful dialog. Encouraging and Supporting Tobacco Cessation in Head Start Families Presenter: Alice Covey, Family Case Manager, Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc. Many Head Start family members smoke and the majority of them want to quit. Nicotine is a very addictive drug and quitting and staying tobacco free is very difficult. Come and see how a local Head Start has joined forces with local partners to assist families with quitting. Karen Klos, an addiction counselor, and Alice Covey, Head Start Family Case Manager, will provide information on tobacco addiction, the stages of change, the dangers of second hand smoke and how to support Head Start family members who would like to quit. Even Start and Head Start: A Good Start Presenter: Nicole Harrison, Assistant Director of Family Development Services, CAP Services, Inc. Even Start Family Literacy programs are designed to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy/basic education and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. Workshop will discuss the natural partnership between Head Start and Even Start programs that result in stronger communities. WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Extensions through Book Making, Storytelling & Dramatization: “Don’t Leave the Story in the Book” Presenter: Cynthia Perry, Consultant, Hug-A-Book Story extension is designed to bring life to books read in the classroom. Caregivers will learn how to plan open-ended activities following stories to help children with making meaning from the story. Fiscal Management and a Culture of Accountability Presenter: Reginald Walker, Fiscal, Program Design Management Specialist, Region V TA Network, Booz Allen Hamilton This presentation "The Balanced Scorecard for Head Start Programs" suggests that linking budgets to child outcomes and creating metrics to measure program results, helps facilitate the program oversight ACF is focused on and enhance strategic program accountability by providing the Policy Council and Governing Body a comprehensive look at how well the program is implementing its outcomes based strategy. FISH! Presenter: Kilgore Trout FISH! is a workshop for anyone who wants to create more fun, energy, and productivity in their life. FISH! will show you how to effectively apply the FISH! philosophy (play, be there, make their day, choose your attitude) to release your potential as a caring, human being. Watch out for flying fish and soaring spirits! Free to Grow: Head Start Partnerships to Promote Substance-Free Communities Presenter: Cathy Howe, Head Start Director, Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc. An overview of the principles and practices of the Free to Grow integrated family and community strengthening approach to support healthy child development will be provided. Free to Grow strategies being employed by Marathon County which have added value to the Head Start program will be discussed. These strategies include family and neighborhood assessment, shared case management, expanded family support, neighborhood revitalization, and strengthened partnerships which helped to raise community awareness and initiate community action. Games Trainers Play - Making The Most of Meetings Presenter: Bridget Cullen, Executive Director, Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc. (Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago counties) This session is for staff trainers who are responsible for managing the content, process and environment of a learning situation. Cullen will focus on how to WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions present information and set up trainings. Learn about the roles of a trainer, Americans' 10 worst fears, methods, motivation and creativity. Global ABC's: Teaching about cultures with respect Presenter: Kate Werling, Early Childhood Consultant, Directions Global Market This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore strategies for incorporating artifacts, books, music, and games from different parts of the world into the daily curriculum without using a tourist-approach. Through discussion and hands-on activities, the participants begin to explore the meaning of culture, respect, and self-esteem. Head Start Self-Assessment: Your Foundation for Building Program Excellence Presenter: Wendy Bowe, WI Technical Assistance Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton Each Head Start program is required to develop a comprehensive process for Self-Assessment that addresses all of the management systems and service areas that are part of every well-run Head Start program. This workshop will introduce and train participants in the utilization of the Self-Assessment guide - Head Start Self-Assessment: Your Foundation for Building Program. The Self- Assessment guide will assists your program in creating a system that provides an in-depth assessment of all Head Start service areas and management systems. Healthy Relationships - A Possibility Presenter: Anderson Irvin, Clinical Supervisor, Whites Residential Facility We will discuss and define: the five stages of relationships, unhealthy and healthy relationships, and ingredients necessary for a healthy relationship. Help! Fix That Kid! Presenter: John Funk, Clinical Instructor, University of Utah This workshop will focus on creating classroom environments that help children maintain a positive outlook and curtail negative behaviors. The workshop will also discuss the Social and Emotional Pyramid and how those strategies can be incorporated into the daily schedule. Participants will discuss how to build positive relationships, set up positive environments, teach social emotional strategies and when to do behavior interventions. Participants will also role-play how to teach friendshipping concepts to children. Helping Preschool Children with Disabilities Presenter: Mary Joslin, Early Childhood Program Support, CESA 10 WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions This presentation reviews the 11 impairments used in Wisconsin by public schools to identify children with disabilities and plan services. A discussion will address what to watch for, when to ask for pre-referral support and when to refer. Hmong Culture/History Presenter: Xay Vue Lor, District-wide Translator/former HS Home Visitor, Green Bay Area Public Schools Xay Vue and Yong Toua will provide information on Hmong culture, including a display of handmade crafts. They will explain family relationships, family roles and responsibilities and Hmong views on education, as well as the issue of traditional practices vs. modernization. Both have much to share relative to Hmong history during the Vietnam War and the journey of the Hmong people to the United States. Ingredients for a Successful Collaborative Classrooom Presenter: Renee Glasbrenner, 4K Teacher, Montello School District This presentation will assist the audience in understanding the benefits of a community collaboration with a pre-school program. You will learn how to best utilize tools used in curriculum with 4K, Head Start and Early Childhood. Let's Dialogue About Screen Time for Young Childre Presenter: Joan Krohn, Head Start/Early Childhood Teacher, Merrill Area Public Schools Children are already swimming in the sea of screentime: computers, video games and television. Did anyone stop to test those waters? Join in the dialog as we explore the preliminary (yes, preliminary) research on screen time and what it could mean for parenting and teaching. Literacy Activities for Preschool - Let the Stories Begin Presenter: Mary Joslin, Early Childhood Program Support, CESA 10 This presentation reviews the important components of early literacy identified in research. We will then practice with children's books how to plan meaningful activities that are integrated into daily routines. Making Global Connections with Music Presenter: Kate Werling, Early Childhood Consultant, Directions Global Market This workshop will help participants to: 1. Discover how music and movement can help children learn about other cultures in a natural context 2. Create an environment for music and movement 3. Discuss what children learn from music and movement WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Marketing Your Head Start like a Business Presenter: Kelly Dale, Technical Assistance Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton For most businesses, highly effective marketing is a make-or-break necessity. This workshop is intended to introduce you to some of the concepts and strategies that professional marketing experts in large companies use and show you how they can be adapted to help your (Head Start) business thrive. No Man is an Island: Father-supportive Collaborations and Partnerships Presenter: Lois Rakov, Associate, Contractor to Region V Head Start, Booz Allen Hamilton The Fatherhood Initiative shouldn’t be seen as a stand-alone program. We can weave it into the overall Head Start program and into the community to help increase father/male involvement with their children. Workshop participants discuss benefits and challenges of partnerships and collaborations as we work to create bridges to opportunities for fathers and families. Parent Only Workshop! Let's Play! Supporting Learning at Home Presenter: Bev Schumacher, CEO, Learning Props Learning can be fun! We will explore how you can make your home a learning place. Ideas and resources for you to be your child's first and best teacher. Parenting Strategies for Parents and Professionals that Work with Parents Presenter: Martha Vail Hyke, Principal, Beaver Dam School District This presentation covers hands-on effective parenting techniques. Participants will gain practical tools that can be used with parent groups or parents who wish to attend. The topics covered will include: effective discipline techniques, understanding what motivates children, ideas for rewarding desired behaviors, and strategies for changing troublesome behaviors. PI34 and Head Start: Creating Meaningful Mentoring Programs and Teacher Licensure Support Presenter: Karla Mullen, Consultant, Last year the new teacher license rules in wisconisn went into effect. These rules hold the potential of greatly enhancing the professionalism of teachers throughout the Wisconsin education community, and as a consequence, improving student learning. In this presentation, a plain-speaking description of PI-34 and what it looks like in application will be offered. We will continue by detailing the story of the Jefferson County Head Start Mentor Program that is currently being developed and implemented. Then we will have a general discussion with the audience addressing questions such as; How does PI-34 WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions apply to Head Start Programs? Why are mentoring programs necessary and valuable? What are the new licensure rules that apply to our teachers and how can our programs support and encourage them? How can the new rules help to enhance teacher professional development? And what does it all look like in practice? Other questions generated by the audience will be discussed. This presentation will be interactive, lively, and, we hope, inspirational. PRISM Monitoring Presenter: Kay Willmoth, Director, Office of Family and Child Development, ACF, Region V Promoting Child Development Through Play Presenter: Sara Bossingham, Training Coordinator, Dane County Parent Council, Inc. In this workshop participants will learn about the importance of play and how to promote child development through a variety of activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to make several activities that they can take with them to implement at home or in the classroom. Recipe for a Successful Preschool Collaboration Presenter: Janet Green, Elementary Principal, Montello School District This will be an interactive presentation that will feature the component parts necessary to create a collaborative pre-school program. From beginning ideas to final implementation, we will describe the sequence of activities needed to create a successful pre-school partnership involving local public schools and Head Start programs. Role & Responsibilities of Head Start Decision-Makers Presenter: Sally Wilke, Director, UW Oshkosh Head Start Program The role of decision-makers is critical to the success of a Head Start Program. This workshop was developed specifically to help parents and other decision- makers understand their roles and responsibilities Safe Place Presenter: Debra Roche, Teacher, UW-Oshkosh Head Start Imagine an interest center in your room specifically designed to help children sort out their feelings and regain self control. At this workshop, we will explore ideas and share materials that can be used to create a "safe place" for children in your classroom. WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Social Security and SSI Disability Benefits Presenter: Bruce Schultz, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration The Power Point driven presentation explores transition of disabled children (pre- age 18) to adulthood (age 18). Included in the presentation is a basic explanation of SSI benefits and computations, how and when to apply as well as ideas on how to speed your application. Supporting Learning at Home - Staff Only Presentation! Overview of Let’s Play Workshop Given for Parents Presenter: Bev Schumacher, CEO, Learning Props Learning begins and continues at home. This workshop will help staff see parents as partners in building student skills! We will explore how you can support families in their role. Ideas and resources to take back to your program! The Diversity Web: Stronger Teams Through Understanding Presenter: Jennifer Bellile, Center Director, UW Oshkosh Head Start The latest U.S. Census reports that one in every three Americans belongs to a racial/ethnic minority group. This deepening ethnic texture challenges us to become knowledgeable about cultural diversity and its impact on our profession. Developing respect for cultural diversity is essential for success in the workplace and is the foundation for building intercultural competence. The Head Start Family Team Model Presenter: Mary Naylor, Assistant Director, CAP Services, Inc. Head Start The Family Team model (Wraparound, Integrated Services) is a process we have incorporated in our work with Head Start children and families that have multiple and complex concerns in their lives. Attendees will learn: 1. Key components of the Family Team model 2. The benefits of the model as presented by a Head Start family and staff who have used it The Mighty Muffin Makeover Presenter: Deb Kozak, Education & Disability Manager, UW-Oshkosh Head Start Join us as we explore ways to develop and create intentional cooking activities for a classroom setting. Your children will "eat up" your new creations when you give your new recipes a "make-over." The New Look of The Registry Presenter: Jane Robinson, Communications Director, The Registry The Registry has added new services and featuresto the web site. Come to learn about the new career levels and the Registry's role in the Quality Rating Scales. WHSA 4th Annual Training Conference List of Training Sessions Thre will be a demonstration of T-Net (Wisconsin's Training Network) and several handouts to help you in understanding The Registry and the services that it provides. They Who Anger You - Control You Presenter: Anderson Irvin, Clinical Supervisor, Whites Residential Facility Anger - Defined, types and styles of anger will be identified and techniques for managing anger discussed. Using Digital Photography in Your Agency Presenter: Sue Roberts, Technology Coordinator, Green Bay Area Public Schools Head Start Digital photography has brought us a l ong way from the days of rolls of undeveloped film, and drawers full of snapshots. Let's have some fun with these pictures and show them off. Learn how to incorporate digital pictures into your agency using a variety of methods and various software products. We Can Count On Change! Presenter: Elaine Strom, Professional Development Director, Dane County Parent Council, Inc. If you are a supervisor, this presentation is for you! Yes, you wear many hats during any given day! Let's talk about systems and supervision, the nature of change, the supervisor's role in the change process and how supervisors can be super-duper supervisors in leading staff meetings! What Makes this a Quality Age-Appropriate Book? Presenter: Cynthia Perry, Consultant, Hug-A-Book Selecting good books is more improtant than ever because there is so much competition for the quality time you spend with the children in your care. Every minute spent reading a mediocre book is time taken away from reading a good one (Isabel Baker). Young Children's Sexuality Presenter: Lynn Hammen, Director of Early Child Development, UW-Oshkosh Head Start Learn how to handle children's body issues in a confident manner. Review sexual development of children and discuss teacher interactions that foster self esteem and a positive body image rather than shame. Discover how to handle offensive language and pre-sexual play. Learn how to teach body safety.