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2019 IHSA Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2019

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center


Pre-Conference Sessions:

FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions)  Training

March 25th: 1:00-5:00pm / March 26th: 9:00am-4;30pm / March 27th: 8:30am—12:00pm

Erikson trains and consults with organizations that want to learn our approach to building better relationships with parents. This approach is called Facilitating Attuned Interactions, which we refer to as FAN. FAN’s ultimate goal is strengthening the provider-parent relationship, resulting in parents who are attuned to their children and ready to try new ways of relating to them.


Family Engagement and School Readiness: How Family Engagement Contributes to Young Children’s School Readiness

March 26th: 1-5:00pm / March 27th 8:30-12:00pm

The purpose of this workshop is to address how family engagement contributes to children’s school readiness. Workshop participants will:  *Understand how Head Start and Early Head start programs can work together across systems and service areas to promote children’s family engagement and children’s learning and development. *Recognize how parents and care givers nurture the capacities children will need to be ready to attend school. *Know that children whose parents are engaged with their education have better academic outcomes. *Be able to promote school readiness in a systematic, integrated and comprehensive way that focuses on family engagement that helps families prepare their children to thrive and learn in school. Registration and more information coming soon!

Presented by Ericka Williams,  Manager of Family and Child Support  Services, Catholic Charities of Joliet & Michele Jolivette, Senior Consultant, Jolivette Consultants