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The Region 8 TTA system is pleased to announce a Fiscal Cluster in Mandan, North Dakota will be held on October 23rd, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CT, continuing on October 24th,  8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT.  The location will be in Mandan, North Dakota @ the West River Head Start Program— HIT Facility (2640 Sunset Drive NW, Mandan, ND 58554).

We highly encourage you to bring your director, fiscal officer and fiscal representative on your Board of Directors if possible to this event.

The following are some of the topics to be covered:

*  Grant application process – fiscal perspective

*  HSES – fiscal applications

*  Fiscal 101

*  Cost Allocations

*  Non-Federal Share

The ND Head Start Association has the pleasure of hosting the Region 8 Fiscal Cluster for North & South Dakota! 
The NDHSA will collect registrations for the Fiscal Cluster; the link to register is:
Please register NO LATER THAN October 16, 2018. We cannot guarantee lunch for anyone who registers after October 16.
  • If you choose to order Tuesday’s lunch on-site: $50 per program (not per person) and $15 per person to cover costs for lunch on Tuesday and coffee & snacks on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • If you choose lunch on your own off-site for Tuesday’s lunch: $50 per program (not per person) and $7 per person to cover costs for coffee & snacks on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • More information about lunch options is included in the registration link.
Upon completion of the online registration form, please mail your registration fee to:
North Dakota Head Start Association
Attn: Dawn Williams
1326 1st Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
Please make checks payable to: North Dakota Head Start Association.
We apologize but we are not able to take credit card payments. You can also bring payment, check or cash, with you to the training. 
If you have any questions about registering for the Fiscal Cluster please contact Dawn Williams at or (701) 237-6013.

THANK YOU for attending the 

April 12-13, 2018, Early Childhood Education Spring Conference

Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan, ND

This year the ND Head Start Association partnered with the ND Department of Public Instruction and the ND Department of Human Services to offer the 2018 Early Childhood Education Spring Conference. Thank you for helping to make the conference a success!

Presentation Handouts that were made available to us are below:

Wired Kids Handout 3 hour ND Cari Ebert

Making Sense of Sensory Handout ND 1.75 hr Cari Ebert

Cheri-Kiefer-Conquering Wellness in the Workplace

Cheri Kiefer – 2017 Resources for ECEs on physical activity Final

Trauma and Resilience-John Richardson-Lauve

Trauma and Resilience WebLinks and Info-John Richardson-Lauve

Understanding Behavior & Positive Behavior Intervention-Val Bakken

ACE Interface – NEAR Presentation – Missi Baranko and Kristen Votava

Gearing Up for Kindergarten Handout Judith Konerza