Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM CST
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

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Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center 
18011 Bass Pro Dr.
Independence, MO 64055


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Mike Baugher 
Region VII Head Start Association 

2018 Planned Language Approach — Region VII Head Start Association 

Planned Language Approach is a guided process that supports Head Start and Early Head Start programs to plan and implement high-quality language and early literacy services in ALL classrooms and for ALL children.

A Planned Language Approach incorporates proven strategies:

  • Research-based approaches to ensure that children close the achievement gap at an early age
  •  Early language and early literacy environments and experiences that are known to support children’s long-term academic success
  • Consistent and responsive family engagement in children’s educational and social growth, especially in supporting the home language of DLLs
  • Careful and intentional implementation of research-based practices that can prevent reading failure and promote school success


YOUR TRAINERS: Anita Allison with ChildCare Aware and 
Karen Nemeth with Zero to Three (both with the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning), along with R7 T/TA support.


Teams of 3 – 5 participants are recommended, including Director, Education Coordinator, Parent/Family from Policy Council, Teacher, Fiscal Operations, Delegate Representative, etc.


This two-and-a-half day training event runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm with lunch provided on days one and two. Day three ends at noon. 
Coffee and beverages are provided throughout the event.

*Stoney Creek provides complimentary hot breakfast to overnight guests.


For Hotel Reservations:
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 
18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055 
Phone 816-908-9600 Fax 816-908-9601
ROOM BLOCK ID 7124459 (Good through February 23rd)