KHSA 2021 Spring Virtual Conference
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Welcome to the Kentucky Head Start Association’s Spring 2021 Live Virtual Event! We are so glad that you are able to join us for what we know will be a useful and timely online experience.

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Wednesday, April 14 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Using Social Media to Promote Family Engagement

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Are flyers and posters no longer getting families’ attention?  Is the constant change in parent’s contact information proving to be a barrier to connecting with families.  Have you considered using social media? In the session, Using Social Media to Engage Families, participants will take their level of virtual family engagement to the next level as we:
  • Examine developing and managing a social media plan
  • Identify your audience and connect your social media efforts to your program's mission
  • Choose the best sites and times to post based on your audience and objectives
  • Take into consideration such issues as technical requirements, promotion, and quality assurance
  • Create posts that are strengths-based, easy for readers to understand, and culturally and linguistically responsive including 15 positive social media messages you can send to parents to let them know you are thinking of and supporting them
  • Learn to respond thoughtfully to comments and questions from families on social media

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Nikki Apple

ICF - Region IV
Nikki Apple joined the Region IV Training and Technical Assistance Network in early 2020 and currently serves as an Early Childhood Specialist. She provides T/TA in the areas of school readiness, family engagement, professional development, and Classroom Assessment Scoring System... Read More →
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La Quinta Broyles

ICF - Region IV
LaQuinta began her journey with Head Start in the early 80s as a participant of the Southern KY Community Action Head Start program.  After finishing her Master’s Degree in 2011, Mrs. Broyles rejoined the Head Start world working at the grantee level in Nashville, TN.  She has... Read More →
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Clarissa Zimmerman

ICF - Region IV
Clarissa Zimmerman is an experienced trainer, educator, and ECE consultant with 15 years of ECE and infant/toddler, ECE/birth-to-five, and TTA experience, and HS. Since 2018, she has been an ECE Specialist with Region IV, providing TTA to 10 grantees in Region IV and serving as the... Read More →
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Alexis Tarbin

ICF - Region IV
Alexis Tarbin, an experienced educator and Family engagement specialist consultant with 4.5 years TTA experience, including 14 years with HS/EHS. She has a master’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in Special Education. She is a Certified Pre-K CLASS observer and a... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT