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Leading the Way for Kids of Kentucky

2018 Early Childhood Institute. Pictured left to right are Tammy Gearheart, April Borkowski, Ashley Fite, Rhonda Begley, Liz Isaac, Misty Knott Howell, Jessica Kiser

Five of our Floyd County Head Start Teachers were selected to present at the 2018 Early Childhood Insitute sponsored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood. The Early Childhood Institute, entitled Leading the Way for Kids of Kentucky, was held in Louisville June 13th through June 15th.

Ashley Fite, along with co-presenters April Borkowski and Tammy Gearheart, presented Classroom Management: How to Make Classroom Management Work for You. Discussion focused on the importance of having a good attitude and creating positive relationships with children, families, and co-workers. Additionally, the need to develop and maintain consistent rules and consequences, coupled with high expectations, was emphasized. Strategy tips, such as low key responses and attention grabbers, were shared. Behavioral Analysis and the use of Functional Behavior Plans were discussed for children needing additional support.

Digging Deeper into Concept Development was presented by Misty Knott Howell and Jessica Kiser. The presentation focused on the What, How, and Why of concept development - what concept development is; how to implement concept development in the classrooom; and why concept development is important to children's growth.

We are proud of the professionalism and leadership demonstrated by our staff as they work to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families!