Trans-Management Consulting and Training Academy
Consulting and Training Academy
We provide clear, down to earth consulting and training and technical assistance on all topics related to Head Start, early childhood education (ECE) programs, child care, and human services.
For more than 30 years, our company has supported government with unparalleled quality services in the fields of Human Services and Early Childhood Education. Our sister company now offers the same experienced, competent support directly to your organization. Please contact us for all your Early Childhood Education, Head Start, Child Care or other program needs. We rely on data to provide excellent solutions that ensure the best services for your clients and the highest quality outcomes for your funding sources.Contact TMCTA
Director of Innovation and Development
CTA Division Director
Child Health, Safety and Developmental Services
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything."
- Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer and philosopher
Child Health, Safety, and Developmental Services
Head Start is characterized by a comprehensive approach to education, which at its core promotes safe environments for children and systematic health and developmental assessments.
TMCTA offers expert consulting and training that allows clients to develop an effective work plan that ensures compliance with regulations. However, our goal with our clients goes beyond compliance. We know how to support you and your staff through all stages of service delivery. We can take you from planning to execution and ongoing improvement. We believe excellence in services means healthy, happy children and prosperous adults.
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
- George B. Shaw, Irish dramatist
Communication is an essential component of successful organizations. Information flow between individuals and entities must have structure, direction, and a process that leads to effective outcomes.
We can examine the maze of in-person, email, and intranet communication processes within your organization. We’ll advise on the best communication plan to ensure the correct information reaches the right group of managers, staff, parents, or community partners.
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."
- Zora Neale Hurston, American anthropologist and author
Utilizing data as a basis to evaluate program decisions is critical. However, it can be difficult to find the right answers in your numerous sources of data. There also are many different ways to determine what to measure and how to measure it.
Our team will guide programs through the maze of data to help identify the right questions to ask. As we uncover the research, we’ll reveal the valuable and useful answers.
"It takes a village to raise a child."
- Nigerian Proverb
Partnerships are highly beneficial to any organization. The Head Start Program Performance Standards require grantees to take affirmative steps to secure partnerships with community agencies providing services that help to meet the needs of families and children.
Our team can support you in creating a network of local community partners. Our goal is to not only facilitate access to resources and support services to families, but to enrich the unique local community through a deeper understanding of the population collectively served.
Data Use and Data-driven Solutions and Outcomes
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictate of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence"
- John Adams, second President of the United States
Data Use and Data-driven Solutions and Outcomes
When making decisions, it is critical to only consider the most appropriate and precise data. TMCTA can help your organization avoid being bogged down with unnecessary data sets. We will help you focus on the most important information so you can take the most appropriate course(s) of action.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeats, Irish poet
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Head Start is grounded in a comprehensive approach to child development. Supporting and improving access to healthy opportunities from the earliest stages in life is key to school success and better quality of life throughout a child’s lifetime. This starts with healthy brain development from the initial stages of life, along with good overall health and nutrition. Classrooms and environments that model healthy peer-to-peer and adult-child interactions ensure success for every child and family. Head Start services honor the fact that parents are the first and most important teachers in the life of a child. Early, accurate assessments and the effective use of outcomes data are crucial for the development and continuous improvement of programs that will provide essential positive results.
We provide the best Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers for the improvement of interactions and classroom environments. Our experts in developmental assessments will help identify possible risks. We also offer effective strategies to avoid pitfalls in school readiness plans and CLASS scores that could compromise your program. It is our highest priority to help you with targeted solutions for any part of the new federal review process.
"Whoever saves a life, saves the entire world."
- The Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a
ERSEA is an acronym that is unique to Head Start, and comes from Head Start Program Performance Standards (1305). It stands for:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Recruitment Outreach
- Selection Criteria
- Enrollment Process
- Attendance Monitoring
ERSEA is often misinterpreted as only being related to numbers of clients or potential clients. More than numbers, Head Start and Early Head Start programs are social initiatives aimed at bringing about change in the lives of each family and child living under the impact of poverty and its consequences. ERSEA is about making sure these initiatives are providing optimal benefits to people in our communities.
Our team offers experienced, professional support and effective hands-on trainings in all parts of ERSEA. Our aim is to help organizations go beyond just meeting Head Start enrollment and other government-mandated requirements. We will help you excel in ERSEA. We’ll provide support to ensure you and those you serve enjoy the benefits of these great national initiatives.
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglass, American writer
Family plays the most significant role in a child’s education. The most exceptional child development center staffed with the most brilliant teachers using the best curriculum is undoubtedly invaluable for a young child to experience. However, the benefits such an environment would provide are more likely to last if the entire family is also advancing in its own development. A positive home environment and parents involved in their child’s education are crucial conditions for children’s enduring healthy development and a lifetime of learning.
We can provide resources, systems, and trainings to promote families’ self-sufficiency and a healthy approach to life. As in all other areas, our services to you are designed to move your organization towards excellence in services and systems.
"Beware of little expenses. A small leak can sink a great ship."
- Benjamin Franklin, American politician
Soundly applied fiscal management practices keep an organization running efficiently and within its assigned budget. A superior system enables an organization to accomplish important big picture and daily financial objectives and manage proactively rather than reactively. Federal Review data shows a disproportionate number of issues are found in the fiscal area during program reviews. We believe an organization’s focus on fiscal matters should go beyond compliance towards simplicity and excellence.
Our experienced consultants can assist you in planning how to make the most efficient use of the measured monetary resources your award provides. This will allow you to always be in compliance, achieve the goals and objectives of your strategic plan, and enhance services for families and children.
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it."
- Henry David Thoreau, American writer
Dependable human resources systems must be established in order to provide ongoing professional development to well-qualified staff. A good Human Resources department in a Head Start program supports quality services for children and families within an effective organizational structure.
Our consultants will help you design staff professional development strategies and strengthen management capacity and skills. We know Head Start, child care, and ECE regulations. We can provide guidance during all stages of union organizing and union-leaning environments. We’re able to support you and your legal counsel with your desired outcomes, whether you support unionization in your organization or not. Our experienced consultants can offer the highest level of expertise in this area. The services you provide in the program depend, after all, on management and staff aptitude. It is necessary to invest in resources to grow them. We can support you as you target these important organizational resources.
We are particularly experienced in the following areas:
- Organizational structure
- Staff qualifications
- Head Start and Early Head Start directors
- Content area experts
- Home visitors
- Classroom staffing
- Family child care providers
- Standards of conduct
- Performance appraisals
- Staff and volunteer health
"The eye of the master fattens the horse."
- Italian proverb
Ongoing Monitoring is the process used to continually detect risk and maintain compliance associated with an organization's financial and operational environment.
Our experienced consultants will advise your agency regarding how to maintain strong internal controls that are both effective and straightforward. We’ll ensure unnecessary strains are not placed on your plans and operations. We particularly know Head Start, so we understand the scrutiny all Head Start agencies are under.
Partnerships between ECE Programs
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller, American author and activist
Partnerships between ECE Programs
The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program enhances and supports early learning settings to provide comprehensive, continuous services. It increases access to high quality, full-day/full-year child care, including for low-income working families. The program also supports the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences and prepares them for the transition into Head Start and preschool.
We will assist you in designing and implementing these new programs by simplifying the requirements and processes. Our team has robust knowledge and experience and will support your team with these newly funded collaborations.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader"
- John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States
Governing bodies, such as the board of directors and Policy Council, should share a vision that inspires all stakeholders. These stakeholders include every staff person, every family served, and each and every community partner. This vision’s ultimate goal needs to be closely aligned with the provision of high-quality, life-impacting, and community-developing services.
TMCTA will help you organize the structure of a purposeful and dependable governing system that goes beyond solely meeting the requirements. We will support you to bring together and train the leaders of your successful organization.
Recordkeeping and Reporting
"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say."
- Flannery O'Connor, American writer
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Recordkeeping and reporting is essential to your organization’s positive brand and good reputation. It is essential that your valuable information is clear to all stakeholders, especially as you experience ongoing federal monitoring reviews. We can help you identify areas of risk, and support you as you simplify reporting procedures using the most appropriate tools and precise records.
Our recordkeeping systems include the evaluation of your family and child database information, ERSEA, learning and developmental assessments, accounting, and your methods of reporting to the Office of Head Start, governing bodies, and the community.
"We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise!"
- Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist
Annual self-assessments are an organization’s look in the mirror. They are an effort to assess strengths and needs to continually improve the quality of services. An effective self-assessment is the central tool in the pursuit of constant improvement. Our self-assessment approach goes far beyond compliance with government regulations. It is designed to help your organization reach new heights through best practices.
We can help you develop the most suitable systems for your organization through structured, organized support of your annual self-assessments.
"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"
- Dr. Seuss
Strategic planning involves drawing a pathway to the future of your program. Our consultants will assist you in converting the dreams and aspirations from your governing board, Policy Council, management, staff, partners, community, and clients into achievable plans. We will help you develop plans that include all the necessary elements to establish short, medium, and long-term strategies.
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