WSTC ECEAP/HS/EHS Directors Meeting

Date: 12/4/2014
Time: All Day
Short Description: December 4th and 5th
Location: Embassy Suites Tukwila
15920 West Valley Highway, Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 1-425-227-8844

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Dates: December 4-5, 2014
Location:  Embassy Suites Tukwila, 15920 West Valley Highway, Seattle, WA 98188 
Deadlines: Embassy Suites, 11/7
Registration: Register Here!   Agenda Here
Cost: WSTC Member fee: $200, Non-member fee: $280, One day member fee: $100, One day non-member fee: $140

We have a great Winter Directors Meeting planned for Head Start and ECEAP directors and senior staff.  As you know, these meetings are a great opportunity to get valuable updates, help guide WSA’s work in Olympia and DC, and learn from your peers.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend one or two days of the WSTC Winter Directors Meeting.  We encourage everyone to attend all if possible

December 4th: State focus

December 5th: Federal focus

WSA Head Start and ECEAP Directors Meeting

Embassy Suites, Tukwila, WA

December 4-5, 2014


Thursday December 4: State Policy Issues

9am to 9:15am                     Welcome and Introductions

9:15am to 10:15am             DEL Update

Nicole Rose, ECEAP Administrator from DEL will be on hand to give us the latest updates on ECEAP and her thoughts on the future of the program.

10:15am to 11am                TANF Reform Update

Lori Pfingst, Research Director at the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, will be joining us to talk about the work they are leading to reform the state’s TANF system.

11am to 11:15am                Break

11:15am to 12noon            State Legislative Update

Melissa Johnson, WSA’s contract lobbyist, will be joining us to give us a state legislative update and a preview of the upcoming legislative session.

12noon to 1:30pm              Networking Lunch

1:30pm to 2:30pm              Environmental Scan of Early Learning

Jodi Haavig from the Gates Foundation and Hannah Lidman, an early learning consultant, will be joining us to share the results of a recent survey they completed and its implications

2:30pm to 3:30pm              Education Policy Update

Frank Ordway, Government Affairs Director at the League of Education Voters will be joining us.

3:30pm to 3:45pm              Break

3:45pm to 5pm                    Early Achievers 2.0

Ryan Pricco from Child Care Aware will provide an update on Early Achievers and lead a discussion about what the future of Early Achievers might look like.


Friday December 5: Federal Policy Issues                 

9am to 10:30am                  Federal Policy Update

Adele Robinson, former Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Public Affairs at NAEYC will be joining us. Adele has 24 years of policy experience and recently opened up her own consulting business. She will be providing us a federal policy update and give us her thoughts on the future of early learning.

10:30am to 10:45am          Break

10:45am to 12:15pm          Office of Head Start and T/TA Updates

Nancy Hutchins from the Office of Head Start and Claudia Shanley from T/TA will be joining us to provide an update and answer your questions.

12:15pm to 1:30pm            Lunch

1:30pm to 2:15pm              Head Start Collaboration Office Update and Discussion

Caitlin Jensen, Head Start Collaboration Project Director, and April Messenger, Project Manager, will join us to give some updates and hear your thoughts about the direction of the office.

2:15pm to 2:30pm              Break

2:30pm to 3:30pm              Head Start Key Discussions 

We will break into small groups to talk through some of the issues impacting Head Start programs. Some topics already raised for discussion include the health and safety protocol, revised program performance standards, streamlining professional development and dual ratings, planning for the 50th anniversary of Head Start, and use of data.

3:30pm to 4:00pm               Report Backs from Small Groups 

4:00pm to 4:15pm               Final Thoughts and Close





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