Practice-Based Coaching is filling up fast. We have room for more Exhibitors!
2017 Region VIII Head Start Conference (October 31st - November 2nd)
& Practice-Based Coaching Institute (November 2nd - 3rd)
in Historic Deadwood, SD
Join us for learning, networking and fun!
with National Centers, Region VIII TTA, and Head Start Professionals
Costume Party - Slots Tournament
Poker Run - Scavenger Hunt
Deadwood Tours - Museum Special Prices
Call 605-224-4161 for more information
|Reg VIII Member||$275||$305|
See Registration form to confirm space for FRESH Hackathon or to commit to the Poverty Simulation
The Poverty Simulation (need minimum of 50) experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.
In the simulation, 44 to 80 participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing poverty. It is recommended that dolls be used for the 1-3 year old children, as these roles do not actively participate in the simulation. (If you use dolls in these roles the number of active participants is reduced to 72.)
Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently deserted by the “breadwinner,” some are homeless, and others are recipients of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, formerly AFDC), either with or without additional earned income. Still others are senior citizens receiving Disability or Retirement or grandparents raising their grandchildren. The task of the “families” is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.”
FRESH Hackathon (Limit 40)
The Focused Resilient Enterprising Sustainable Head Start Hackathon is an opportunity for programs across all states to work together in facilitating teams to find innovation solutions with the new Performance Standards. This is a great opportunity for networking!
In Partnership with:
South Dakota Head Start Association; Region VIII Head Start Association; National Centers for Program Management & Fiscal Operations; Early Childhood Development Teaching & Learning; Parent, Family & Community Engagement; Region VIII Training & Technical Assistance