Free training opportunities for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees! IMIL training events will be hosted between May and December 2011 at 14 sites nationwide.
HSBS leads three TOFs with Choosy Kids and trains 300 IMIL Facilitators on the updated IMIL materials. The Center also creates new resources monthly for the Head Start community.
The ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) has funded a study of IMIL in Region III to learn how 53 identified programs carried out training and how the information was being used in programs with staff, children, and parents.
HSBS created and field tested three new workshops and other enhancements for IMIL based on a national needs assessment and gaps analysis of first TOF.
OHS awarded a 12 million dollar grant to HSBS.
In May, IMIL facilitators were selected in each region to participate in Training of Facilitators (TOF) to deliver Phase II training events. Phase II trainings are scheduled to begin in November.
IMIL Phase I training reached approximately 500 Head Start grantees.
In January, OHS announced expansion to all federal regions. Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. evaluated the implementation of IMIL in Region III and the report was released by the ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE).
Nancy Elmore, Head Start Regional III program manager, Dr. Linda Carson, and Amy Requa were the recipients of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) “Partnering for HHS Excellence Award.”
West Virginia Head Start Association was the first to deliver statewide IMIL training.
Region III introduced IMIL as a childhood obesity prevention pilot project in West Virginia and Virginia.
Amy Requa, health content specialist for Region III Office of Head Start, was asked to lead the IMIL pilot initiative. Dr. Linda Carson of West Virginia University brought along her child wellness character Choosy.