|Consultant Name||Consultant Description||Consultant Category||Posted on||Actions|
|Anchor Children and Family Counseling, Rebecca Bokoch||
Infant and Preschool Mental Health
|Mental Health & Disabilities Services, Teacher Workshop/Training||2018-02-28||View|
|Christina Vredevoe, Senior Environmental Scientist, Child Care IPM Specialist||
As the Child Care Specialist for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's School and Child Care IPM Program, I work to advance a culture of effective, low-risk pest management and Healthy Schools Act compliance at California child care centers. Feel free to reach out to me if you need my assistance with the Healthy Schools Act requirements or implementing integrated pest management in your facility. I'm here to help!
|Compliance and Corrective Action||2018-11-21||View|
Cynthia McCall has served as a management consultant in Head Start both at the grantee and delegate agency levels. She has more than 30 years experience working in or with programs in the public and private sectors.
|Program Design and Management (PDM)/Systems Building||2017-04-23||View|
|Final Step, Michael Oden||
Michael S. Oden is a behavioral specialist/consultant/counselor, inspirational speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. He is an expert drug and alcohol dependency coach who for the past 20 years Michael has helped thousands of clients (adults and teens) who struggle with addiction, abuse, low self-esteem, poor performance or unhealthy relationships, turn their lives around.
|Isabelle Alessandra, Ed.D.||
Dr. Isabelle Alessandra, a leadership and teaching strategies expert with 30 years of experience, works closely with HS and EHS management teams, teachers and parents to improve all aspects of program performance.
|Jerry Gomez Consulting||
Jerry Gomez is a management consultant with 40 years of Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) program, financial, and management experience. Since leaving the Office of Head Start, he has served as a consultant to numerous Head Start programs, providing training and technical assistance in all management systems including governance training, mock reviews, self-assessments, and focused monitoring.
|Program Design and Management (PDM)/Systems Building||2017-04-23||View|
|John Gunnarson, Early Care and Education||
Training and coaching on CLASS®, projects, studies, classroom environments, positive guidance and discipline, early literacy, and working with dual language learners. John Gunnarson specializes in providing in-depth professional development with concrete strategies that teachers can readily implement in their classrooms. His seminars are active and include opportunities for teachers to practice skills and problem-solve implementation issues. He can provide both one-time training sessions as well as in-depth, year-long initiatives that include both seminars and coaching that results in sustained change.
|Judy J. Radiloff - Early Childhood Specialist||
Judy J. Radiloff is a developmental psychologist and university lecturer with 24 years of experience as an early childhood educator, program director, and quality improvement coach. Her specialty is in trauma informed practices and care, social emotional learning, policy and advocacy in early childhood education, and systems work.
|PlayMotion Music, Nick Young||
This teacher training workshop introduces preschool teachers to the power of play centered music and movement for children in early childhood. The teachers get hands-on training with methods and materials and learn how to implement my PlayMotion Music program with their students.
|POP Ed Consulting, Stephanie Thai||
Imagine a world where all children experience a safe, nurturing, and enriching early learning environment that is based on what we know from research about how they develop. Especially in communities facing systemic racism, structural oppression, and other forms of trauma, teachers are equipped to support children and families through stable, nurturing relationships. Purposeful development in language, literacy, social-emotional, and critical thinking skills is available to all children in order to prepare them for a lifetime where they can take advantage of any opportunity they desire.
In this world, teacher support occurs in a context of care and empathy. Professional development aligns with what we know about how adults learn and grow, and is tailored to fit teachers’ needs. Training sessions are fun, invigorating, purposeful, and result in real change in classroom practice. Adults in schools make decisions grounded in a bold vision for children’s potential, and constantly seek to learn and grow.
I have over a decade of experience designing and implementing training that brings this vision to life in Head Start classrooms across the country. My specific expertise is in early literacy (oral language, vocabulary, reading/listening comprehension, phonics, phonological & phonemic awareness, emergent writing) and social-emotional development. I am committed to learning about the challenges your program is facing, and co-constructing solutions that address the root causes of those challenges. Specific services I offer include instructional program evaluation, pre-K CLASS observations, teacher training/workshops, or support for your trainers in designing strong adult learning. I am based in California, but available to travel nationwide. Please reach out so I can help you reach your goals!
|Ralonda (Rei) Johnson - Head Start & Early Learning Health Consultant /Professional Development Trainer||
Ralonda (Rei) Johnson has over 15 years of experience in clinical, community health and educational settings. She has held diverse roles with varying responsibilities including Management, Early Education and Head Start Health Consultant and Program Monitor, Community Health Educator, Trainer of Community Health Workers, Staff Development Consultant and College Lecturer.
Her education includes a Master of Public Health, Certified Medical Assistant, three Associates of Arts Degrees and certification as a Trainer (Instructor) of Community Health Workers. She provides individualized health and professional development services and lectures to early education programs, universities and community based programs. Rei specializes in delivering engaging and interactive training and technical assistance to organizations promoting organizational goals and continuous quality improvement.
Her diverse educational and professional experiences allow her to provide customized consulting services.
|Sheri Ellis Consulting||
Sheri Ellis is able to draw upon over 20 years of experience in Head Start program management, training and technical assistance, social services, and mental health to assist programs in reaching compliance and ensuring quality. She has expertise in developing systems and services in areas ranging from program management to school readiness and parent, family, and community engagement. Sheri has provided training and technical assistance in areas such as: Environmental Health and Safety, ERSEA, Self-Assessment, Ongoing Monitoring, Program and Strategic Planning, Staff Wellness, PFCE, and Organizational Structure.
|Program Design and Management (PDM)/Systems Building||2017-12-04||View|
Tom Grayson, Founder and Executive Director of Golden Sierra Life Skills, is a motivation speaker, program developer, and trainer of programs for men, families, and youth.
He developed The Father Engagement Program for the Head Start/Early Head Start Program in Placer and Nevada Counties in California. He has provided Father Engagement Ambassador Workshops and trainings for 14 years regionally, nationally, and internationally, in rural villages in Kenya, Africa.
This unique and comprehensive Program encourages father/father figures to become more involved and engaged with their children who are in Head Start Programs, and help them grow and develop and become lifelong learners using STEM concepts and philosophies.
Mr. Grayson’s educational experience includes Youth Behavioral Studies and Child Development at Cal State University Long Beach and Sacramento. Additionally, he has specialized training from the State of California Health and Human Services, the State of California Department of Youth Authority, Sierra College, and training from the Placer County Office of Education in suicide prevention and HIV education and counseling, and training from the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR Institute).
Mr. Grayson was the recipient of the California Head Start Association “Friend of Head Start” Award for 2013, for his dedication to male involvement (now called Father Engagement) and passion for providing quality services for men within the Head Start Program.
Mr. Grayson has provided workshops and trainings regarding the Father Engagement, Ambassador Program in regions 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9.
Men, Infants, and Children (MIC) is a Male Parenting and Life Skills Program for fathers, to help men recognize what it takes to be a vital part of their child’s lives and how to help create a healthy family environment.
|Male Involvement Specialist||2017-04-23||View|
|Truth Consulting, Shalek Chappill-Nichols, M.S.||
Shalek Chappill-Nichols provides professional development for EHS/HS teachers in the areas of mathematics, science, art, literacy and social emotional learning. Shalek is an outstanding leader among her peers, both creating and providing classroom activities, in-service trainings, seminars workshops, conferences and curriculum materials and resources to pre-school through high school educators throughout the State of California.
Focused, dedicated, and commitment for over 20 years, Shalek continues to led the way for the educators to integrate technology and aspects of social emotional learning into our professional development trainings. The feedback from educators has been overwhelming positive, noting that this new focus has helped them bring California Standards to life in their classrooms and has helped their students to think creatively and critically about all educational domains.
|Family & Community Engagement & ERSEA||2017-04-23||View|