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FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


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E A D S TA R T E - S E RV I C E ONFERENCE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 3241 SOUTH FEDERAL STREET | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is committed to giving young children the tools they need to have the futures they deserve. It’s no easy task, and we can’t do it without you. That’s why we are equally committed to ensuring that you are equipped with the tools you need to help us make it happen. The Head Start Pre-Service Conference is a one-day seminar that offers an array of workshops designed to prepare you for success both in and outside of the Early Head Start and Head Start classroom.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Breakfast

8:00–8:30 am

■ Session One

Page 6

Keynote

8:30–9:45 am

■ Session Two

Page 13

■ Session Three

Page 19

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Conference Resource Fair

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12:30–2:00 pm

IIT Campus Map Hermann Hall (HH) Map McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)

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Session One Lunch Session Two

10:00–11:30 am

Snack

2:00–2:30 pm

Session Three

2:30–4:00 pm

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KEYNOTE

2013 HEAD START PRE-SERVICE CONFERENCE KEYNOTE Effective Transitions to Enhance School Success Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch will discuss the role of effective transitions to enhance school success, including key developmental principles to promote this process and national data on the prevalence and effects of such practices. Agency and site directors, family support staff and teachers will understand the real value of a carefully planned transition process. The presentation builds off of the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning’s approach to transition as described in the book, authored by Dr. Robert C. Pianta and Marcia Kraft-Sayre, Successful Kindergarten Transition: Your Guide to Connecting Children, Families, & Schools. Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from Florida State University and Ph.D. in Risk and Prevention in Education Science from the University of Virginia. Dr. LoCasaleCrouch conducts research on the supports and systems that influence children during their early school experiences, and how we can best enhance those experiences to support children’s social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development. Her areas of expertise include implementing professional development at-scale to support early childhood teachers, targeted interventions with teachers to work with children displaying disruptive behaviors and effective transition planning in early childhood, particularly for children at-risk of having school difficulties. F R I D A Y, A U G U S T 9 , 2 0 1 3

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Ph.D. She currently works with Dr. Pianta and Marcia Kraft-Sayre in advancing the transition principles and practices outlined in their book, Successful Kindergarten Transition: Your Guide to Connecting Children, Families and Schools in communities across the country. Stemming from this work, Dr. LoCasale-Crouch conducted one of the first studies on pre-kindergarten teachers’ use of transition practices and associations with children’s school readiness. She also led a summative chapter entitled, The Transition to Kindergarten: Fostering Connections for Early School Success in the recently released book, Advances in Motivation and Achievement. 3


QUICK REFERENCE COURSE LOCATIONS SESSION ONE Developing Executive Functions in Early Childhood Location: HH Trustee Dining Room______________________________________________________________________page 6 Developing Genuine Alliances in Community Partnerships Location: ENG 122____________________________________________________________________________________page 6 Discover Fun and Age-Appropriate Ways to Support Your Child’s Interest, Joy and Development in Reading and Writing Location: ENG 123____________________________________________________________________________________page 7 Five Essential Organizational Supports for Continuous Learning and Improvement Location: ENG 119_______________________________________________________ page 7 Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program Updates Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room_________________________________ page 8 Interactions and Relationships: Making Connections That Change Lives Location: ENG 102______________________________________________________ page 8

Hermann Hall (HH) Map Page 30 McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Map Page 31

Introduction to Theraplay: Using Attachment-Based Concepts and Play to Improve Parent-Child Relationships and to Calm and Regulate the Child in the Classroom Location: HH Armour Dining Room______________________________________________________________________page 8 Let Me Help You Stop Your Body, Use Your Words: Promoting Positive Mental Health Competence in Young Children Location: MTCC Ballroom______________________________________________________________________________page 9 Obtaining Balance: Strategy for a Healthy Lifestyle Location: MTCC Auditorium____________________________________________________________________________page 9 Sugar-Loaded Drinks and Childhood Obesity Location: MTCC Room 516____________________________________________________________________________page 10 Supporting Grandparents as Formal and Informal Kinship Care Providers Location: HH Field Room_____________________________________________________________________________page 10 The Power of Parents in Addressing Disruptive and Oppositional Behavior in Young Children Location: HH Hermann Lounge________________________________________________________________________page 11 Tooth or Consequences: Oral Health Initiatives for the Classroom, Home Visit and Parent Encounter Location: ENG 103 __________________________________________________________________________________page 11 Using the Dance of Attunement in the Early Years to Help Promote Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Location: HH Armour Conference Room_________________________________________________________________page 12 Using Unique Materials to Generate Learning Location: HH Alumni Lounge__________________________________________________________________________page 12 SESSION TWO Accessing Supportive Housing for Literally Homeless Families: Chicago’s Central Referral System Location: ENG 119___________________________________________________________________________________page 13 Avoiding Professional Burnout Location: HH Hermann Lounge________________________________________________________________________page 13 Community Collaborative Baby Screenings Location: HH Field Room_____________________________________________________________________________page 13 Creating Confident Writers Location: HH Armour Conference Room_________________________________________________________________page 14 Dealing With Attention Difficulties in Young Children, Part 1 Location: HH Armour Dining Room_____________________________________________________________________page 14 Go Feed Your Brain Location: ENG 102___________________________________________________________________________________page 14 Housing Matters: Understanding Homelessness and Supportive Resources in Suburban Cook County Location: MTCC Room 516____________________________________________________________________________page 15 4

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QUICK REFERENCE COURSE LOCATIONS How Room Arrangement Informs Planning Location: HH Alumni Lounge _________________________________________________________________________ page 15 Immunization SOS: Improving your PIR Percentage and Keeping Children Healthy Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room _____________________________________________________________ page 15 Making “Learning Visible” Through Learning Stories Location: MTCC Auditorium___________________________________________________________________________page 16 Managing the Multigenerational Workforce Location: ENG 123__________________________________________________________________________________page 16 Promoting School Readiness for the Child With Asthma Location: ENG 103 __________________________________________________________________________________page 16 Setting Up Boys for Academic Success (Ages 3 to 5) Location: HH Trustee Dining Room _____________________________________________________________________page 17 Strong Team, Shared Vision: Team Building and Creative Cooperation in Program Development Location: MTCCC Ballroom ___________________________________________________________________________page 17 Understanding and Accessing Special Education Services: Tools for Parents and Head Start Professionals Location: ENG 122___________________________________________________________________________________page 18 SESSION THREE 5-4-3-2-1 Go!: Health Promotion Message for Early Childhood Location: ENG 123 __________________________________________________________________________________page 19 Abriendo Puertas: Opening Doors Location: ENG 122___________________________________________________________________________________page 19 Building Relationships and Strengthening Practice Through Social Media Location: ENG 119___________________________________________________________________________________page 20 Communicating With the Difficult Employee Location: ENG 102___________________________________________________________________________________page 20 Dealing With Attention Difficulties in Young Children, Part 2 Location: HH Armour Dining Room_____________________________________________________________________page 20 Engaged? Who, Me? Location: HH Armour Conference room_________________________________________________________________page 21 How Full Is Your Bucket in the Workplace? Location: HH Hermann Lounge________________________________________________________________________page 21 Linking Curriculum and Assessment Location: HH Trustee Dining Room_____________________________________________________________________page 21 Peer Relationships in Infancy: Understanding and Documenting Social Interactions with Infants, Toddlers and 2-Year-Olds Location: MTCC Auditorium___________________________________________________________________________page 22 Take a Seat: How We Can Keep All of Our Children Safe in Transit Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room_____________________________________________________________page 22 Readiness in Math Is the Key to Later Success Location: ENG 103___________________________________________________________________________________page 22 Supporting Healthy Children: Building Relationships and Promoting Care Coordination Between Child Care and the Primary Care Medical Home Location: HH Field Room _____________________________________________________________________________page 23 Understanding Selective Mutism Location: MTCC Room 516____________________________________________________________________________page 23 Using Classroom Technology to Support Children’s Learning Objectives and School Readiness Goals Location: HH Alumni Lounge__________________________________________________________________________page 24 Why Is That Child Acting Like That, and What Am I Supposed to Do About It? Location: MTCC Ballroom_____________________________________________________________________________page 25 F R I D A Y, A U G U S T 9 , 2 0 1 3

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SESSION 1   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Developing Executive Functions in Early Childhood Location: HH Trustee Dining Room This workshop is designed to empower early childhood professionals with understanding the current role they play in influencing executive functioning behavior that can impact a student’s motivation and future elementary, high school and college achievement. Participants will learn research-based factors that contribute to the development of executive functioning skills. Strategies will be provided that early childhood professionals can implement to improve achievement scores, minimize school discipline issues and influence college success.

Presenter Romeldia Salter, M.Ed., is a program coordinator for the Erikson

Institute’s Early Childhood Disabilities Transition Team. She is a Spelman College alumna and has a master’s degree in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute as well as a master’s in educational administration from National Louis University.

Developing Genuine Alliances in Community Partnerships Location: ENG 122 Developing collaborative relationships begins by building a team of allies among community programs, early childhood professionals, families and other stakeholders. Genuine alliances promote shared responsibility in support of the community’s young children and their families to be safe, strong and healthy. Alliances and collaborative partnerships enable programs, families and community entities to work successfully with referral systems and resources on behalf of young children and their families. They also reveal ways that collaborative partners can benefit from reciprocal efforts, which strengthen a community.

Presenters Teresa Collado, M.Ed., is the training and consultation specialist for the Birth-to-Three Center-Based Prevention Initiative at the Ounce of Prevention Fund. Collado has a master’s degree from the Erikson Institute and is a graduate of the Infant Mental Health program. She has directed and managed Head Start and provided oversight to Early Head Start as well as to programs for the homeless. She was a citywide education coordinator for the city of Chicago and a seminar instructor at Erikson. Laurie Kabb, L.C.S.W., works at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, where she is training manager for the Birth-to-Three Center-Based Prevention Initiative. Kabb has over 35 years of experience in the practice of clinical social work, supervision, training, consultation, administration, and teaching in the public and private sectors. She has served as faculty at the Erikson Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work. She received her Master of Social Work degree at Smith College School for Social Work and has a Type 73 School Social Work Certificate in Illinois.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 1 SPECIAL INTEREST TO PARENTS

Discover Fun and Age-Appropriate Ways to Support Your Child’s Interest, Joy and Development in Reading and Writing Location: ENG 123 Participants in this workshop will be introduced to several classic and new books for infants, toddlers and preschool children. Selected books will be discussed in depth as a large group. Then, with guidance, participants will break into small groups to discuss one or two books in the age range of their interest. The focus of this workshop is to help identify authentic, fun and age-appropriate ways to support the meaningful development of reading and writing.

Presenter Peg Callaghan, M.S., M.Ed., earned a master’s degree in early

childhood from the Erikson Institute and a master’s in special education from the University of Illinois. She brings tremendous passion to her work as an early childhood education trainer, coach, mentor and presenter. She has spent several years teaching in preschools and college classrooms, and working with teachers in Chicago-based child care programs.

Five Essential Organizational Supports for Continuous Learning and Improvement Location: ENG 119 This workshop will introduce participants to the five essential supports framework. This framework, adapted from K–12 school-improvement research, defines the organizational conditions—the systems and practices—that have been found to support the daily work of educators and facilitate positive child outcomes. This workshop will highlight one essential support—inclusive, effective leaders—and the strategies these leaders use to co-establish with teachers and staff a strategic focus on children’s health, learning, development and school readiness, and to work together to make plans for learning and improvement.

Presenters Rebecca Klein, M.S., graduated from the Erikson Institute with a Master of Science degree in child development and has over 15 years of experience in the field of early care and education. Klein joined the Ounce of Prevention Fund in 2007 as a master teacher at Educare Chicago. Over the past three years, she has led a team of consultants to provide training, coaching and consultation to teachers, family-support specialists and leaders in Chicago and around the state. Debra Pacchiano, Ph.D. is the director of research to practice at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, where she focuses on identifying and designing organizational systems and professional development approaches to supporting practitioners with continuous learning and improvement of evidence-based early childhood education practices.

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SESSION 1   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program Updates Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room This workshop will provide attendees with updated information about the policies and procedures of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). CCAP provides subsidized child care payments for families that are enrolled in approved education and training activities and are income eligible.

Presenter Michael Garner-Jones has been with the Illinois

Bureau of Child Care and Development for nearly 20 years and has worked in almost all areas of the Child Care Assistance Program, including case work, monitoring, policy and payments. He is the CCAP training supervisor and is also involved in several committees and work groups with program stakeholders.

Interactions and Relationships: Making Connections That Change Lives Location: ENG 102 The importance and influence of interpersonal connections on all aspects of development begin even before birth. From the earliest experiences of emotions, gazes, touches, language, nurture and relational attachment, our bodies, brains and minds begin to form who we are as individuals. Each interaction, each opportunity, each engagement profoundly impacts all of us personally and collectively. The society of tomorrow is being determined by the relationships created and established today.

Presenter Keith L. Pentz is a national early childhood specialist at Kaplan Early

Learning Co. and has been in the field of education for more than 30 years. Pentz was an assistant professor of early childhood education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.

Introduction to Theraplay: Using Attachment-Based Concepts and Play to Improve Parent-Child Relationships and to Calm and Regulate the Child in the Classroom Location: HH Armour Dining Room Theraplay is a playful, engaging, adult-directed program for facilitating attachment. This program was first developed in the Head Start classrooms in Chicago in 1967 and is practiced worldwide today. Theraplay focuses on the structured, attuned and nurturing interactions that form the basis of attachment to help parents and teachers make an emotional connection with their children, which is the foundation for later learning. Participants will learn techniques that expand their repertoire with families in home visiting and classroom situations.

Presenter Dafna Lender, M.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker, a certified

Theraplay therapist and a certified dyadic developmental psychotherapist. Lender also co-authored two chapters of the third edition of the book Theraplay: Building Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play. 8

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 1 Let Me Help You Stop Your Body, Use Your Words: Promoting Positive Mental Health Competence in Young Children Location: MTCC Ballroom The Relationship-Based Phase Model is derived from the work done at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center’s Therapeutic Nursery and Kindergarten Program. The phase model is a relationship-based, developmental framework for understanding children’s behavior and emotional states over the course of one year in a preschool classroom. The model also addresses the teachers and other caregivers within the classroom group by helping them look at their own reactions to children’s emotional states and behavior. A classroom that implements this model will give that group of children a foundation of emotional safety and an understanding of social relationships in preparation for future learning and a competent life.

Presenters Linnet Mendez, M.A., L.C.P.C., is a trained art therapist and has worked in the therapeutic nursery at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center in Chicago for seven years. Laura Sheridan, M.S., L.C.S.W., is a social worker at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center and a former preschool teacher and researcher of children’s literacy skills development. Joanne Kestnbaum, L.C.S.W., has over 35 years of experience as a social worker, an early childhood educator, and mental health consultant in Chicago.

Obtaining Balance: Strategy for a Healthy Lifestyle Location: MTCC Auditorium This workshop explains what it means to have a balanced life. Discussion will include components of work–life balance and how societal and individual pressures impact work and life. Participants will learn strategies for establishing more balance in their lives.

Presenter Perspectives Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is

pleased to present at this year’ Head Start Pre-Service Conference. Perspectives specializes in the nationwide delivery of high touch EAP, managed behavioral health care, work-life services, organizational development, Family and Medical Leave Act management and wellness services. Perspectives EAP provides confidential counseling, assists with referrals and offers resources to the employees and families of the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

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SESSION 1   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Sugar-Loaded Drinks and Childhood Obesity Location: MTCC Room 516 Sugar-sweetened beverages are the single biggest contributor to excess sugar consumption in American diets. Children get 10 to 15 percent of their total daily calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100 percent fruit juices. In this workshop, participants will learn (1) surprising information about just how much sugar is consumed in beverages and the positive health impact reducing sugar-loaded beverage consumption can have, (2) how beverages (including fruit juice) contribute to obesity, (3) ways they can help caregivers understand the negative health consequences of consuming sugar-loaded beverages, and (4) ways to get involved in changing social norms and policies on sugar-loaded beverages.

Presenters Goutham Rao, M.D., is the vice chair of the American Heart Association’s Obesity Committee and a clinical associate professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rao was previously a member of the American Medical Association’s Expert Committee on child and adolescent obesity. Heather Gavras, M.P.H, R.D., has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the senior director of community health at the American Heart Association. Her role includes overseeing national consumer initiatives and volunteerism in Chicago.

Supporting Grandparents as Formal and Informal Kinship Care Providers Location: HH Field Room The number of children, primarily infants and toddlers, being raised by grandparents is increasing dramatically. According to recent US Census Bureau information, more than 6.7 million grandparents have legal custody of their young grandchildren. Perhaps twice as many have informal kinship-care responsibilities for their young grandchildren. In addition, for infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), grandparents are providing some degree of child care for one in four children in the United States. For preschoolers (ages 3 and 4), more than two in five are in formal child-care arrangements, yet grandparents remain caregivers for one in five children. Learn more about the implications of this growing phenomenon for young children, and how you can support these dedicated but sometimes overwhelmed caregivers.

Presenter Juanona Brewster, M.Div., M.T.S., M.J., is the director

of early childhood development at the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also oversees the work of the Early Childhood Policy and Legislative Advisory Committee, a faction of the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 1 The Power of Parents in Addressing Disruptive and Oppositional Behavior in Young Children Location: HH Hermann Lounge

One of the challenges in working with families is that it can sometimes be hard for parents to recognize their child’s need for services. This workshop will provide an explanation of the stages of awareness to a problem and preparedness in addressing it. Parent-child interaction therapy will be explored as a service option for families. Specific skills and principles from this model will be discussed.

Presenter Allyse Sturdivant Williams, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist

in Illinois. She has worked with diverse populations in outpatient clinics, medical centers, community mental health agencies, school-based settings and university-setting counseling centers throughout the Chicago area. Williams delivers psychological services to children, adolescents and adults through The Chicago School Forensic Center.

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Tooth or Consequences: Oral Health Initiatives for the Classroom, Home Visit and Parent Encounter Location: ENG 103 The tooth fairy values baby teeth, and every parent should too. This motivational workshop will provide techniques and strategies to engage and encourage parents to embrace oral health. Learn methods to enhance the oral health of children in the classroom and during home visits to help ensure that children are free from tooth decay.

Presenter Sharon J. Perlman, D.D.S.,

M.P.H., brings more than 20 years of experience to improving oral health in the Head Start community. Dr. Perlman earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Illinois and has been chief of dental service for the Cook County Department of Public Health, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and chair of the Access to Care Committee of the Chicago Dental Society. Administered through

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SESSION 1   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Using the Dance of Attunement in the Early Years to Help Promote Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Location: HH Armour Conference Room The dance that infants and young children and their parents embark on together is a delicate but critical one. By better understanding what each partner brings into this dance, professionals and parents can help these relationships find the rhythm that is relevant throughout their lives. In this session, participants will gain a greater understanding and awareness of principles that support infant mental health. Infant mental health resources and collaboration ideas will be shared.

Presenter Jenna Kelly, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., has several years of

experience and training in children’s mental health services and has a postgraduate certificate in infant and parent mental health. Kelly is an early childhood mental health consultant to early care and education providers in the Caregiver Connections program. She also maintains a private practice in Illinois’ Early Intervention systems for children from birth to age three.

Using Unique Materials to Generate Learning Location: HH Alumni Lounge Teachers struggle to connect learning standards with arts experiences and unique materials such as recyclables and items found in nature. This workshop centers on child-initiated learning and unique materials but also encompasses setting goals for children in terms of assessment. This workshop consists of a PowerPoint presentation and a brainstorming session on how these concepts can be brought back to the audience members’ respective centers, and it concludes with a question-and-answer session.

Presenter Jesús Oviedo, M.F.A., is an educator with an arts background who

has written and administered curricula at many schools across Chicago. For nearly ten years, Oviedo has worked with birth-to-12 teachers on curriculum development and infusing the arts into the lives of students.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 2 Accessing Supportive Housing for Literally Homeless Families: Chicago’s Central Referral System Location: ENG 119 Do you know of families living in shelters or on the street who need supportive housing? Chicago’s Central Referral System (CRS) is a point of access to apply for permanent supportive housing. This workshop will provide an overview of Chicago’s homeless system and explain what households are eligible for this type of housing. Participants will receive a step-by-step overview of how to apply for housing through the CRS.

Presenter Jamie Ewing, M.P.P., joined the Corporation for Supportive Housing

as program manager in 2011. Ewing works closely on the Olmstead Decision Williams Consent Decree with the Division of Mental Health in the Illinois Department of Human Services and manages the Chicago Central Referral System. He previously was program manager and supervisor for Heartland Human Care Services’ supportive housing program, the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. Ewing has more than 10 years of housing-policy experience, has worked as a housing-policy adviser for the British government’s housing regulator and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the School of Public Policy at University College London.

Avoiding Professional Burnout Location: HH Hermann Lounge This workshop will define “burnout” and identify signs and symptoms of it. Participants will learn how to prevent burnout in the context of the workplace and methods for coping with professional burnout.

Presenter Perspectives Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is pleased to present at this year’s Head Start Pre-Service Conference. Perspectives specializes in the nationwide delivery of high touch EAP, managed behavioral health care, work-life services, organizational development, Family and Medical Leave Act management and wellness services. Perspectives EAP provides confidential counseling, assists with referrals and offers resources to the employees and families of the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

Community Collaborative Baby Screenings Location: HH Field Room Are you looking for an efficient, economical way to increase your home visiting referral base? Join two local school district support staff members who have found a way to bring families with young children (infancy through age 3) through a thorough screening process in order to identify program participants. This workshop also gives families the opportunity to visit their local school district preschool and be introduced to a few of the community resources available to them.

Presenters Peggy Kiefer, M.S., holds a master’s degree in parenting education and support and is enrolled in the Erikson Institute’s Infant Mental Health Certificate program. She has experience not only as a home visitor but also as an early childhood special education teacher, a developmental therapist, a parent liaison and an advocate for families with high needs. F R I D A Y, A U G U S T 9 , 2 0 1 3

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SESSION 2   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Domenica Ottolino, M.S.W., received a bachelor’s degree from Rosary College, a Master of Social Work from Dominican University and a School Service Personnel Certification (Type 73) from Aurora University. She is currently the bilingual social worker for Naperville School District.

Creating Confident Writers Location: HH Armour Conference Room The first experiences children have with writing are essential steps toward developing literacy. This interactive workshop will explore effective strategies for helping diverse learners progress through the stages of writing development. Discover how you can foster early writing and confidence at home and in the classroom.

Presenter Vera Meyerholtz, M.A., is an instructional designer

for Nemours BrightStart, an organization devoted to promoting reading readiness in young children. Meyerholtz is committed to helping early childhood educators and parents understand and apply the critical concepts that foster early literacy development in young children. Her background is in early childhood development and early intervention.

Dealing With Attention Difficulties in Young Children, Part 1 Location: HH Armour Dining Room Ever wonder why children talk about something completely different from what we want them to focus on? Participants in this workshop will discover how we measure attention span in early learners. The workshop will also provide strategies that support those children challenged with focusing using all five senses through tips and fun activities.

Presenter Talyn Sumerset, M.A., holds a master’s degree in child and adolescent

psychology and is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate specializing in child development; child and adolescent psychopathology; physical and neurological health; and child, adolescent, and family interventions at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has over 10 years of experience in mental health education.

Go Feed Your Brain Location: ENG 102 Nutrition plays an important role in a healthy brain, from the prenatal brain growth period to the end of life. How and what specific nutrients and food sources affect the cognitive abilities will be identified and discussed.

Presenter Joyce Meyers, R.D., is a registered dietician who has worked in the

public health arena for over 30 years, with a focus on providing nutrition services. For five years she worked for the Chicago Department of Health as a nutrition coordinator providing WIC services in 10 city locations. For 23 years she provided nutrition services to Chicago Public Schools, Head Start and state prekindergarten programs as a nutrition administrator.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 2 Housing Matters: Understanding Homelessness and Supportive Resources in Suburban Cook County Location: MTCC Room 516 Thousands of families and individuals experience homelessness on any given day in Cook County. The reasons for homelessness include a variety of complex social issues, such as poverty, domestic violence and lack of available health care. This workshop will discuss the spectrum of homelessness and the resources that are available to those who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Presenters Tom Bookler, Ph.D. Melissa Ann Marie Ann Rodgers Loren Seeger M.A., is an advocate for social issues surrounding homelessness, specifically how these issues affect women. She earned a master’s degree in journalism and gender studies at Kansas State University. In addition to serving as the program coordinator of the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, Seeger provides direct services at Deborah’s Place, a supportive housing program for women in Chicago.

How Room Arrangement Informs Planning Location: HH Alumni Lounge This presentation is designed to help teachers understand how the classroom environment promotes pleasant relationships, provides choice and activity, provokes thinking and problem solving, and contributes to children’s wellbeing and security. It will also illustrate how the environment can extend a child’s experience and deepen teachers’ understanding of the environment as a tool for planning.

Presenter Kimberly Cothran Immunization SOS: Improving your PIR Percentage and Keeping Children Healthy Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room What message does your program give to parents about immunizations? Do all staff members know their role for entering and reviewing immunization information in your Child Online Planning Assessment (COPA)? Who is assigned to analyze the information? Where do you go for help? This session will share information and strategies on these topics to improve the immunization rate in your program. Hands-on practice will be included.

Presenter Peggy Riehl M.A., supports programs in documenting

services and outcomes with COPA. She has worked with early childhood and school-age programs for nearly 30 years and has successfully mentored programs through accreditation and Head Start federal monitoring reviews. Riehl studied at the MerrillPalmer Institute and has a Master of Education degree in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. F R I D A Y, A U G U S T 9 , 2 0 1 3

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SESSION 2   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Making “Learning Visible” Through Learning Stories Location: MTCC Auditorium For many children, the most effective learning tools are visual. Children learn best when the knowledge they are absorbing is in a format that they can identify and explore themselves. This presentation will discuss the framework of “learning stories” that begins with a child’s initiative, and the ability to respond in a personal way to something that triggers interest.

Presenter Marsha Shigeyo Hawley, M.Ed., has been working with the Ounce of

Prevention Fund’s Investing in Innovation professional development initiative since March 2012. She is the Birth-to-Three manager and works collaboratively with birth-to-five coaches, teachers, leaders and colleagues creating embedded professional development experiences that work in child care settings. Her professional work includes over 30 years of teaching experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and families, and as an associate professor in higher education.

Managing the Multigenerational Workforce Location: ENG 123 This workshop, which is for supervisors only, provides information on values, goals and communication styles of different generations in the workforce. Participants will increase their understanding of the impact of different generations in the workforce and explore effective ways to motivate individuals to enhance productivity.

Presenter Perspectives Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

is pleased to present at this year’s Head Start Pre-Service Conference. Perspectives specializes in the nationwide delivery of high touch EAP, managed behavioral health care, worklife services, organizational development, Family and Medical Leave Act management and wellness services. Perspectives EAP provides confidential counseling, assists with referrals and offers resources to the employees and families of the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

Promoting School Readiness for the Child With Asthma Location: ENG 103 Children with asthma can be successful in school if the asthma is under good management. Good communication among parents, health-care providers and school staff are all essential to providing the best opportunity for such children to learn. This presentation will include tips on how to help a child with asthma get a good start in school.

Presenter Lenore Coover, R.N., M.S.N., AE-C, worked as a pediatric nurse for

over 25 years in various health-care settings. She was chair of the Chicago Asthma Consortium in 2001, and helped to establish the Chicago Lung Association summer camp for inner-city children with asthma in 1982.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 2 Setting Up Boys for Academic Success (Ages 3 to 5) Location: HH Trustee Dining Room This workshop is designed to empower early childhood professionals by helping them understand the role they play in affecting patterns that increase boys’ academic motivation and school achievement. Participants will learn about factors that contribute to boys’ learning differently from girls. Strategies will be provided that early childhood professionals can implement to improve the disparity between boys’ and girls’ achievement scores, school discipline issues and college success.

Presenter Romeldia Salter, M.Ed., is a program coordinator for the Erikson

Institute’s Early Childhood Disabilities Transition Team. She is a Spelman College alumna and has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Erikson and a master’s in educational administration from National Louis University.

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Strong Team, Shared Vision: Team Building and Creative Cooperation in Program Development Location: MTCCC Ballroom A happy staff creates a happy classroom, but how do we incorporate everyone’s diverse ideas into one clear vision? This workshop will begin with fun, easy, team-building exercises designed to help your staff build trust and make interpersonal connections in a low-pressure environment. Then we’ll move on to exploring communication techniques and finish by learning to guide creative collaborations to help your team develop a shared vision for which its members feel pride, ownership and responsibility.

Presenter Emily Leonard has been an arts educator

for over 20 years and is the director of outreach at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. In addition to working with students from birth to adulthood, Leonard oversees a staff of 30 to 40 teaching artists in the visual and performing arts. She has worked with the Ounce of Prevention Fund to conduct workshops and demonstration classes with birth-to-five educators and home visitors throughout the school year.

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SESSION 2   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Understanding and Accessing Special Education Services: Tools for Parents and Head Start Professionals Location: ENG 122 Attorneys from Health & Disability Advocates will share tools that empower parents and Head Start professionals to access special education services for children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities. Special education services are designed to promote school readiness for children with disabilities. The presenters provide an overview of special education, identify common barriers to receiving special education services, offer practical advocacy tips and materials for use in securing services and illustrate important issues with case examples.

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Presenters Amy Zimmerman has spent her legal career focusing on children’s health advocacy, program and policy analysis, and community-based partnerships. As director of one of the oldest medical legal partnerships in the US, she cultivates opportunities to grow and share the power of this innovative model with government, business, health, special education and child care communities. Zimmerman serves on numerous advisory boards and committees, including the Attorney General’s Special Education Advisory Committee, the Early Learning Council’s Systems Integration and Alignment Health Subcommittee, the Illinois Early Intervention Interagency Council’s Service Delivery Approaches Workgroup and Chicago Public Schools’ Early Childhood Advisory Group. Dan Hausman serves as a staff attorney for the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children. Hausman focuses on legal and policy issues related to early childhood education for children from birth to age 5 and represents low-income families. Hausman graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Hausman graduated from James Madison University with a Master of Arts in Teaching and was a high school teacher in Fairfax County, VA.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 3 5-4-3-2-1 Go!: Health Promotion Message for Early Childhood Location: ENG 123 5-4-3-2-1 Go! is a healthy-lifestyle message for children and families developed by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children. Its individual recommendations are based on the most current science available on the best choices to promote healthy eating and physical activity. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies and share ideas about promoting wellness through education and healthy environments in the early childhood setting.

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Becca Calendo, M.S.W, is a health educator at the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, where she coordinates the 5-4-3-2-1-Go! training program. These trainings build the capacity of staff and community members to provide health education and promote key healthy lifestyle behaviors to prevent childhood obesity. Calendo received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Katelyn Kanwischer, M.S., is the early childhood program manager at the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, where she leads activities related to promoting and supporting healthy eating and physical activity in children from birth to 5 years old. Kanwischer has an extensive background in early childhood education and building community relationships. She has a Master of Science degree in developmental psychology from Illinois State University.

Abriendo Puertas: Opening Doors Location: ENG 122 The Abriendo Puertas | Opening Doors curriculum presents a new and empowering option to develop parenting skills, leadership and advocacy. This workshop reviews the contents of the parental curriculum with teaching and learning methods designed to develop critical awareness among participants, through the application of popular culture, using art, drama, songs, popular sayings and storytelling to engage participants.

Presenter Liliam Perez, Ph.D., is a trainer with the Illinois Quality Counts

Initiative for the Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University, and is also a member of the the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. She has held adjunct online faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and at Morton Community College in IL.

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SESSION 3   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Building Relationships and Strengthening Practice Through Social Media Location: ENG 119 Discover how you can access hundreds of new lesson plans and activities, tap into a global network of support and share the exciting things that the children you work with are doing, all by using social media. Learn how social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and blogging can help build and strengthen relationships between teachers and parents and among professionals. Gain knowledge of best practices respecting confidentiality and engaging in dialogue with social media. Leave with the tools you need to begin using social media in your practice. Presenter Megan Sexton, M.S., is a certified early childhood teacher and child development specialist. She received her Master of Science degree in child development from the Erikson Institute and is an advocate for playful and creative learning for children and adults. Sexton is an arts and early childhood educator at the Chicago Children’s Museum and an intern with Erikson’s New Schools Project.

Communicating With the Difficult Employee Location: ENG 102 This workshop, which is for supervisors only, will assist them in understanding communication in the workplace and the negative impact of difficult behavior on the work group. Discussion will include the four communication styles most often used in the workplace. Participants will learn effective communication tips and ways to handle difficult behavior.

Presenter Perspectives Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

is pleased to present at this year’s Head Start Pre-Service Conference. Perspectives specializes in the nationwide delivery of high touch EAP, managed behavioral health care, work-life services, organizational development, Family and Medical Leave Act management and wellness services. Perspectives EAP provides confidential counseling, assists with referrals and offers resources to the employees and families of the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

Dealing With Attention Difficulties in Young Children, Part 2 Location: HH Armour Dining Room Ever wonder why children talk about something completely different from what we want them to focus on? Participants in this workshop will discover how we measure attention span in early learners. The workshop will also provide strategies that support those children challenged with focusing using all six senses through strategies and fun activities.

Presenter Talyn Sumerset, M.A., holds a master’s degree in child and adolescent psychology and is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate specializing in child development; child and adolescent psychopathology; physical and neurological health; and child, adolescent, and family interventions at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has over 10 years of experience in mental health education. 20

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 3 Engaged? Who, Me? Location: HH Armour Conference Room An essential element of school readiness is parent engagement. We promote parental engagement. We strive to encourage parents to become engaged and stay engaged. The question is, to whom are they engaged. This workshop will encourage participants answer this question.

Presenter Yvonne Jeffries, M.S.W., has provided consultation and training in a variety of areas for 30 years.

How Full Is Your Bucket in the Workplace? Location: HH Hermann Lounge This training is based on the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? which explores ways for adults to have positive interactions in the workplace to better their experiences and build stronger teams. This training will help you discover the key to great bucket filling for yourself and those around you, and how to prevent bucket dipping. We will also explore ways to implement this model into your early childhood team.

Presenters Toni Leal, M.S.W., holds a master’s degree in social work from Aurora University and has 10 years of experience in the early childhood profession. Leal is a 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care social worker who focuses on teachers, families and community. For the past four years, she has found ways to bring home and school together in partnership. Maggie Mosca, M.S.W., holds a master’s degree in social work from Aurora University and has nine years of experience working with children and families in many capacities. Mosca is the early childhood mental health consultant for 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care. As part of the Caregiver Connections program, she provides social and emotional support for child care providers in center and home settings through training and consultation.

Linking Curriculum and Assessment Location: HH Trustee Dining Room This workshop will show teachers how to gather information about each child in order to ensure a child’s progress and to plan meaningful, intentional experiences. Participants will examine the steps of the assessment cycle and review strategies for seamlessly linking curriculum and observation-based assessment. Teachers will analyze a Classroom Profile Report and then plan meaningful experiences using the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Daily Resources.

Presenter Angela Searcy, owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational

Services, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, and is an approved professional development provider by the Illinois State Board of Education, and Texas ECI. She acts as a professional development instructor for Teaching Strategies, LLC, Lakeshore Learning Materials in Carson CA, Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL and The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University. Angela is F R I D A Y, A U G U S T 9 , 2 0 1 3

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SESSION 3   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS also a Head Start CLASS Reviewer, a PDI coach with the Ounce of Prevention and the host of Angela Searcy’s Simple Solutions Internet Show 11am CST on www. globalnewsforum.com. A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Illinois, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience.

Peer Relationships in Infancy: Understanding and Documenting Social Interactions with Infants, Toddlers and 2-Year-Olds Location: MTCC Auditorium Successful social interactions include a wide range of skills yet developing in young children, especially infants and toddlers. Play at these ages is much more than parallel, and the development of a community of caring begins in infancy. This workshop will explore the many ways that infants, toddlers and 2-year-olds learn about themselves and others through interactions with their peers.

Presenter Marsha Shigeyo Hawley, M.Ed. has been working

with the Ounce of Prevention Fund’s Investing in Innovation professional development initiative since March 2012. She is the Birth-to-Three manager and works collaboratively with birth-to-five coaches, teachers, leaders and colleagues creating embedded professional development experiences that work in child care settings. Her professional work includes over 30 years of teaching experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and families, and as an associate professor in higher education.

Take a Seat: How We Can Keep All of Our Children Safe in Transit Location: MTCC Executive Conference Room Even though car crashes are the number one cause of death and serious injury in young children, four out of five car seats in Illinois are incorrectly installed. Using humor, animated graphics, video and hands-on audience interaction, child-passenger safety technician Craig Sjogerman of La Rabida Children’s Hospital will teach the principles of child safety in automobiles, how to know which car seat to use, how to correctly fit children in their car seats and when to change the kind of seat the children in your care use. The workshop will end with a “Jeopardy”-style game show with prizes.

Presenter Craig Sjogerman is a certified elementary school teacher and has worked with children at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago for 14 years. He is a certified child passenger safety technician with special training in working with children with special needs.

Readiness in Math Is the Key to Later Success Location: ENG 103 This workshop will include the concepts of number, geometry and patterns along with some activities. The research on the value of early math as a predicator of children’s later success in school will be discussed. It is math more than reading that predicts children’s later academic success.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 3 Presenter Marie Kielty, M.S., is an educational consultant specializing in early

mathematics. Kielty has a Master of Science in Education from the Erikson Institute and is a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher, having taught preschool, kindergarten and primary grades. She is a Kindergarten Interest Forum facilitator for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Supporting Healthy Children: Building Relationships and Promoting Care Coordination Between Child Care and the Primary Care Medical Home Location: HH Field Room At least 60 percent of children younger than 6 years regularly attend an outof-home child-care or early childhood program. However, interaction between child-care providers and medical homes is often limited. This workshop will discuss strengthening connections between child-care providers and medical homes through training, information-sharing tools and relationship building. Participants will learn how child-care providers and medical homes can become more connected and engaged in providing coordinated care and messaging to young children and their families.

Presenter Rachel Sacks, M.P.H., is the manager of the Illinois Chapter of Early

Childhood Development at the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she leads an effort to incorporate the national health promotion initiative known as Bright Futures into Illinois policy. She also serves as liaison between local pediatricians, child care resource and referral agencies, and other organizations. Sacks received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Understanding Selective Mutism Location: MTCC Room 516 Early childhood educators are often the first to identify children who have symptoms of selective mutism, a confusing condition in which children speak at home but not in school and other group situations. This workshop will explain selective mutism and offer information and strategies you can use to support these children and talk with their families.

Presenter Kathy Slattery is the project director and a resource

specialist for Illinois STAR NET Region II, where she provides training and technical assistance on topics related to early childhood curriculum and assessment, inclusion, adapting to meet the needs of all children, early literacy, IEP development and specific disabilities. She has been involved in special education, early childhood special education and early intervention for over 25 years.

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SESSION 3   ●    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS Using Classroom Technology to Support Children’s Learning Objectives and School Readiness Goals Location: HH Alumni Lounge This workshop will demonstrate how interactive white board technology can be used to target specific learning objectives, plan lessons specific to an individual child or group of children and capture child data and authentic work samples.

Presenters Sara Stambaugh, M.Ed., is currently a lead teacher at Bridgeport Child Development Center I, a program under One Hope United. Recently she graduated with her master’s degree in early childhood special education. Stambaugh has experience in individualizing lessons to meet the specific needs of all children. Brenda Wardzala is the education manager at One Hope United. She has previously worked as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher. As an early childhood consultant, Wardzala has assisted several programs with theNational Association for the Education of Young Children and has presented at local conferences. Kelly Green is the vice president of business development for Hatch Early Learning, based in Winston-Salem, NC. For over 19 years, she has worked in the field of early learning, supporting early childhood education professionals in developing the most appropriate technology strategies for the children they serve.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS   ●   SESSION 3 Why Is That Child Acting Like That, and What Am I Supposed to Do About It? Location: MTCC Ballroom Parents, care providers, teachers and others involved in the support of very young children seem to struggle with how they help children behave. Many strategies for intervening have been introduced: behavior modification, time out and sometimes referrals for diagnostic labels. These strategies often fail to yield the desired results—especially for the most complex children—leaving adults to feel that nothing works. Early experiences in “failure” for young children can become a lifelong pattern. Fortunately, from brain research and work on attachment we have come to understand the importance of helping children learn to regulate at developmentally appropriate levels and the role the significant adults in their world have in engaging in co-regulation.

Presenters John Roope, M.Ed., is currently the director of Caregiver Connections, the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation initiative, and director of early childhood mental health services at Chaddock, in Quincy, IL, which provides residential treatment to children who have experienced severe abuse and neglect. He has worked professionally with children and families for over 30 years. Peggy North-Jones , Ph.D., C.F.L.E, is a mental health consultant. Her breadth of professional expertise and knowledge, as well as the personal experiences she is willing to share, guide audiences of childhood educators, family advocates and parents while enhancing the lives of families in the US and Great Britain. Based in St. Louis, North-Jones has spent 40 years working with children and families. She is currently the associate director of Caregiver Connections in Quincy, IL.

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2013 CONFERENCE RESOURCE FAIR ADULT EDUCATION INCCRRA: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. 1226 Towanda Plaza Bloomington, IL 60701 Contact: Julie Swanberg ph: 309-834-1224 email: jswanberg@inccrra.org Contact: Mark Obuchowski ph: 309-834-1239 mobuchowski@inccrra.org website: www.inccrra.org Kendall College 900 N. North Branch Street Chicago, IL 60642 Contact: Dawn Brown ph: 312-730-8425 email: dbrown@kendall.edu website: www.kendall.edu

National Louis University 1000 Capitol Drive Wheeling, IL 60090 Contact: Pamela Walker, Director of Outreach ph: 630-874-4566 email: Pwalker@nl.edu website: www.nl.edu STARNET Region V. Chicago Public Schools Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services 125 South Clark Street, 8th FL Chicago, IL 60603 Contact(s): Kimberly Cambric email: kdcambric@cps.edu Tyretha Green email: ejgreen@cps.edu Evelyn P. Green email: tngreen4@cps.edu ph: 773-553-5596 website: www.starnetchicago.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Benchmark Education – Newmark Learning Contact: Dawn Cortese ph: 773-704-9431 email: dmarie1432@aol.com website: www.benchmarkeducation.com UIC Center for Literacy/ Chicago Center for Early Education 1900 West Van Buren, Room 2611 Chicago, IL 60612-3145 Contact: Barbara O’Laughlin ph: 312-733-3134 email: bjolaugh@uic.edu website: www.uic.edu/educ/ccee

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Chicago Children’s Museum 700 Eeast Grand Avenue, Suite 127 Chicago, IL 60611 Contact: Kylia Kummer ph: 312-464-7743 email: kyliak@chicagochildrensmuseum.org website: www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org Harrison and Company 2421 South 25th Avenue Broadview, IL 60155 Contact: Terri Kevil ph: 708-345-4000 email: tkevil@harrisonandcompany.com website: www.harrisonandcompany.com

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2013 CONFERENCE RESOURCE FAIR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Hatch Early Learning 301 North Main Street, Suite 101 Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Contact: Kelly Green ph: 800.624.7968 ext. 1101 email: KGreen@hatchearlychildhood.com website: www.hatchearlylearning.com

Kohl Children’s Museum 2100 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026 Contact: Patricia Knable ph: 847-832-6873 email: PKnable@kohlchildrensmuseum.org website: www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Illinois Early Learning Project Children’s Research Center 51 Gerty Drive, Room 20 Champaign, IL 61820-7469 Contact: Sarah Isaacs ph: (217)333-1386 and 217-244-6436 email: isaacs@illinois.edu website: www.eiclearinghouse.org www.illinoisearlylearning.com

Kaplan Early Learning Company 1310 Lewisville Clemons Road Lewisville, NC 27023 Contact: Luis Mejias ph: 1-800-334-2014 – ext 5300 email: lmejias@kaplanco.com website: www.kaplanco.com

Ounce of Prevention Illinois Policy Team 33 West Monroe, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60603 Contact: Ireta Gasner, Angela Hubbard, Christy Serrano ph: 312-922-3863 email: igasner@ounceofprevention.org website: www.ounceofprevention.org

Mad Science of Chicago 1053 North Califorina Chicago, IL 606 Contact: Elena Lojo ph: 773-227-3345 email: madscientist@mschicago.com website: www.chicago.madscience.org Parent University 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60603 Contact: Ann Hanson ph: 312-453-1976 email: ahanson@ounceofprevention.org website: www.ounceofprevention.org

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2013 CONFERENCE RESOURCE FAIR DISABILITIES The Autism Program Service Center at Easter Seals 1747 West Roosevelt Road Suite 110 Chicago, IL 60608 Contact: Mallory Smith ph: 312-564-4060 email: mallory.smith@eastersealschicago.org website: www.theautismprogram.org

National Lekotek Center 2001 North Clybourn Avenue, Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60614 Contact: Hayley Anderson, email: Handerson@lekotek.org Stephanie Sears email: Ssears@lekotek.org ; ph: 773-528-5766 x406 website: www.lekotek.org

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Family Rescue, Inc. 9204 South Commercial Chicago, IL 60617 Contact: Theresa Dubois ph: 773-375-1918 email: t_dubois@familyrescueinc.org website: www.familyrescueinc.org

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2075 Chicago, IL 60604 Contact: Carrie Fox ph: 312-332-7360, x247 email: cfox@icirr.org website: www.icirr.org

HEALTH Chicago Department of Public Health 333 South State Street Chicago, IL Contact: Herminia Vanna ph: 312-747-8820 email: Herminia.Vanna@cityofchicago.org website: www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph. html

Smile Illinois…The Mobile Dentists 33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 150 Farmington Hills, MI 48331 Contact: Stephanie Bahoura ph: 888-833-8441 email: stephanie@mobiledentists.com website: www.mobiledentists.com

SAFETY La Rabida Children’s Hospital Child Passenger Safety Program 6501 South Promontory Drive Chicago, IL 60649 Contact: Craig Sjogerman ph: 773-256-5748 email: csjoger@larabida.org website: www.larabida.org 28

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