This contract with the Kansas Head Start Association has been undertaken as a final phase to a previous contract with the Kansas Association of Community Action Programs. All of the work has focused on providing workshops and training to direct support and administrative staff regarding integrated outcomes for children and families. The combination of these contracts formed a three-phase process outlined below.
Phase I: Develop and deliver an address to a statewide conference regarding integrated outcomes for children. (Feb. 2-3, 2005)
Phase II: Develop and deliver three regional workshops in Salina, Wichita and Topeka regarding integrated outcomes. (Feb. 17-18; Feb. 23-24; and March 3-4, 2005)
Phase III: Develop and deliver approximately 12 locally-defined technical assistance opportunities regarding integrated outcomes for children. (June through December, 2005)
This current contract is intended to fund Phase III work as outlined above. The focus of these technical assistance efforts is to provide the Kansas Head Start and Community Action affiliates and other agencies with intensive, site-specific information about integrated outcomes and adaptations to local systems. These efforts have focused on the integration of comprehensive needs assessments, logic models, strategic planning processes, and continuous evaluation systems. Each site’s work plan was determined through initial phone and email conversations to ensure that the site-specific work was timely and relevant to the organization’s work.