This session is brought to you in partnership with Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).
A “seamless prenatal to college/career education continuum” and “innovative program delivery responsive to community needs” are two of the visionary anchors guiding LACOE’s Strategic Plan for the next five years. To this end, LACOE has designed a new type of service—mobile units to serve children and families in the communities in which they live and thrive. LACOE purchased two recreational vehicles (RVs). HOPE the Bus will be used to serve the community at large and is funded by Head Start, while her counterpart in success, HOPE on Wheels, is funded by the California Department of Education and will serve children with disabilities and their families.
Hope Buses Video – Click here to watch
Through this webinar participants will:
(1) learn about the rationale for developing this innovative type of mobile services for families;
(2) gain an understanding of the procurement process for selecting and securing the mobile unit; and
(3) understand the commitment to sustaining mobile services for families with children birth to five years
Luis Bautista, Assistant Director, LACOE
Luis Bautista is Assistant Director at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Head Start and Early Learning (HSEL) Division. Currently he is responsible for the HSEL Program Design and Effectiveness (PDE) unit, which monitors Head Start Management Systems and Head Start services, including Education and Child Development, Family and Community Engagement, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, and Disabilities services. He’s been a certified trainer in the California Department of Education’s Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), the University of Connecticut’s Family Development Credential (FDC), and the nationally recognized parenting curriculum: Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. He completed the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program and has over 20+ years of experience as a trainer, facilitator, and presenter to diverse, adult populations.
Terri Lyttaker, Controller, Business Services, LACOE
With more than 20 years in the fiscal world, Terri Lyttaker knows a thing or two about fiscal management, accounting, and accountability. Currently, she serves as the controller for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). In that position she oversees and directs the organization’s administrative services, including purchasing, contracts, surplus, warehouse, grants development, risk management, mail services, transportation, and reprographics. Before that, Terri was the Head Start and Early Learning Division’s assistant director for fiscal controls and accountability, where she planned and directed the activities and staff for the unit. Terri has also worked in fiscal and business management for school districts, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector.
Lilibeth C. Morelos, Procurement Services Assistant, LACOE
Lilibeth C. Morelos is a procurement services assistant at LACOE with years of experience in the fiscal field. She has worked for LACOE for 19 years in accounting and procurement. For the past 12 years, she has worked in procurement services, where she plans, coordinates, and actively participates in obtaining services, supplies, equipment, and operating systems. In addition, she composes and prepares contracts, reports and other procurement recommendations.
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