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  • Scott Samborski
    SDC Consultant

    Scott is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of construction having worked over 35 years as a Real Estate Developer and General Contractor. Scott has also had the unique opportunity to serve as a leading consultant in respect to Head Start Facilities having served in various roles including his most recent position as a Real Properties Facilities consulting expert to the Office of Head Start. Scott understands all aspects of federal facilities including facility planning and funding applications (1303s), new construction and major remodels, federal interest, facility assessments, SF-429s, deviations and dispositions. Scott Samborski understands regulations when it comes to facilities!

    It is no secret that facility projects are complex; however, Scott believes that with the right support and consultation, grantees can experience success with any facility project, large or small, getting it right the first time! From consulting and building capacity at the federal level to providing direct support to local grantees with real property management, including expediting funding requests to compliance with federal regulations, Scott is positioned as a leader in the field of Head Start Facility Consultants to assist your organization with all your facility needs.

    Website: www.sdcbuild.com

    Phone:  970-379-0315

  • Katharine Mason, MPA
    Management Consultant/Trainer

    Katharine Mason is a management consultant and trainer who has dedicated her 30 year career to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. With this passion as her foundation Katharine provides consultation and training services to Head Start administrators and Governing Bodies that support data-driven decision making, continuous improvement and compliance in a strategic, innovative and inclusive manner.

    With a Master Degree in Public Administration focusing in Management and Organizational Change, Katharine brings over a decade of experience as a senior leader at a large and innovative Head Start program to support Early Care and Education and Family Support programs to develop Strategic Plans, redesign administrative and procedural systems, prepare proposals, conduct internal assessments, and become ready for compliance reviews. Katharine is experienced in project management and establishing community collaborations to meet and enhance program outcomes. She is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards and California Title V and XXII regulations, and has supported grantees in creating systems and policies that are compliant across all regulations. Katharine’s areas of expertise include Leadership, Program Design and Management, Governance, Child Safety, and Staff Wellness and Professional Development.

    Contact: kmason830@earthlink.net or (925) 852-4408

  • Erika Flores
    Children Flow

    ChildrenFlow’s mission is to empower the harmonious development of young children by providing innovative and impactful professional development to early childhood initiatives.

    • ChildrenFlow is a professional development organization that provides specialized services in areas of most need in early childhood programs. For example, Dual Language Learners, Challenging Behaviors, Trauma, Resilience, STEM, Instructional Support Strategies, and Effective Teacher-child interactions. We offer this content for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs to ensure support to programs from birth to age 5.
    • At ChildrenFlow we listen to what Head Start and Early Head Start programs need in terms of professional expert support. Based on the needs, we develop a deep cutting-edge scientific literature review on research-based best practices to develop high-quality content for training and coaching. We also ensure to make sure we’re taking a culturally linguistically approach to the services that we offer in order to support increasing equity in the field of early childhood.
    • Our services are highly interactive, practical, hands-on, with the goal of helping staff immediately implement what they have learned. These services are offered online, in-person, or blended approaches. Our aim is to help build capacity within our clients’ organizations so that with our support they can sustain long-term professional development initiatives in which we have collaborated. Our services have a strong training and coaching component to help transfer knowledge into practice. Our clients have given raving feedback about the quality of the content and delivery of our services.
    • We blend science, art, human connection, and joy in all the services that we offer.
    • We would love to hear from you! Our collaborations with Head Start organizations start with setting up a call, getting to know each other and understanding your organization’s needs. During the initial call we offer a free consultation that includes practical strategies that you can start implementing right away. After the call, we would be very happy to prepare specialized proposals based on your organization’s specific professional development needs.

    Contact: Erika Flores, www.childrenflow.com, erika@childrenflow.com, 773-480-4205

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