COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SERVICE
Is it time for your
three-year COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT? Have you
completed your annual update?
Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc. can help! To
download a sample Community Assessment Questionnaire,
Dr. Charlotte Hendricks to prepare your workplan,
develop an appropriate questionnaire, data entry and
analysis, research and identify community needs, and
compile your COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Report.
Dr. Charlotte Hendricks will
present a full-day, hands-on Workshop on Community Assessments on
Tuesday, April 29, 2014. During the workshop you will walk through the
steps to revitalize your Community Assessment process, integrate strategic
planning, and increase competitiveness for funding.
In the morning session, you will identify relevant questions and data to meet
Head Start and other funding requirements and to enhance strategic planning.
Explore ways to involve staff, families, and community members, and collaborate
with other programs and agencies. You will identify criteria for your work
plan, and design cost-effective methods to survey clients, utilize focus groups,
and identify resources.
In the afternoon, you will
identify challenges, explore practical and cost-effective solutions to data
collection, and learn to interpret and categorize data. You are encouraged
to bring a laptop, iPad, or other devices to explore online databases.
To register, visit the NHSA
website at www.nhsa.org/events
Date: Tuesday, April 29,
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Charlotte Hendricks and
Michele Pettibone will present a two-part session on Being Prepared for
Emergency Situations on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the NHSA Annual
During Part 1 (11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) participants will discuss types of
emergency situations that could affect their programs. Emergency and
disaster situations may be caused by natural, technological, or intentional
events. Training, preparation and practice are essential. In the
Part I session participants will discuss appropriate responses to situations
which may require evacuation or shelter. Presentation includes sample
procedures, warning system, communication, facility criteria for shelter and
evacuation, and ways to evacuate young children and children with special needs.
During Part 2 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
participants will discuss appropriate responses to situations which may require
lockdown, and emergency situations while transporting children.
Presentation includes sample procedures, warning system, facility criteria for
lockdown, communication, and using community resources. During Part 2,
presenters will also discuss steps for recovery after and event.
Date: Wednesday, April 30,
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00
Noon, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
For more information, please
contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks at
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Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole
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An important key to good nutrition is to eat a
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who can help me", which is designed to help
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Check out some of the exciting conferences
from this past Fall!
Recent Past Conferences:
NHSA Fall Leadership Institute
September 29 - October 3, 2013, Arlington VA
Developing and Utilizing Your Community Assessment
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November 20-23, 2013, Washington DC
NHSA Parent Conference
December 9-13, 2013, Atlanta, GA
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Thank you, Healthy Childcare Consultants, for making
resources available specifically for early childhood
Dr. Marna Holland, CFCS
Early Childhood Trainer and Parent/Child Educator
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