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Lesia Oesterreich


Title: Extension To Families Specialist / Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach / Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 1093 Lebaron 626 Morrill Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 0363
Email: loesterr@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  Achieving High Quality in Early Care and Education Programs  

  • Comprehensive orientation and training for center-based early childhood teachers
  • In-depth training  for short and long term program improvement using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales ( ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS,SACERS)
  • Independent assessment and reporting for early childhood programs with (ECER,  ITERS,  FCCERS, SACERS) 

Coaching and Mentoring Supports for Early Childhood Professionals 

  •  I-Consult --  Consultation Essentials
  •  I-Consult --  Consultation Credential
  •  I-Consult -- Consultation Mentor Credential 

Early Literacy & Language Development   

Early Childhood STEM - Nature Explore and Growing Up Wild 

Child Care & Education Website  

Published works

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for Safety in Your Child Care Environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for Emergency Preparedness. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.(September 2016) Essentials of Transportation in Child Care. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.(September 2016) Essentials for Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.(September 2016) Essentials for Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for Medication in Child Care. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (September 2016) Essentials for Supporting Cultural Diversity. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for Understanding Homelessness. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016 Essentials for Managing Food Allergies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for Infant Safe Sleep. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (September 2016) Essentials for the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA  

Hegland, S., Oesterreich, L., Schonhorst, L. (2015) I-Consult: Mentor Handbook.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Hegland, S., Schonhorst, L., Oesterreich, L. (2014) I-Consult Essentials: Introduction to Consultation.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Hegland, S., Oesterreich, L., Schonhorst, L. (2013) I-Consult Essentials: Introduction to Consultation.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Hegland, S., Oesterreich, L., Schonhorst, L. (2013) I-Consult: Mentor Handbook.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Hegland, S., Oesterreich, L., Schonhorst, L. (2013) I-Consult: Supervisor Handbook. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Hegland, S., Oesterreich, L., Schonhorst, L. (2013) I-Consult: Consultant Credential Handbook. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. & Hegland, S. (February 2012) Who Cares for Iowa’s Children? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. SP420

Oesterreich, L. (2009) Early Learning-Preschool and Kindergarten Ahead PM 2081A

Oesterreich, L. (2009) Antes de commenzar el preescolar y el jardin de infants. PM 2081A(S)

Oesterreich, L. (2007). Heartland Family Child Care Handbook 7th ed. Pm 1541 Iowa State University Extension

Oesterreich, L. (2007). Manual Heartland para el Cuidado Familiar de Niños. Pm 1951(S) Iowa State University Extension. 

Recent presentations

Thompson, C. & Oesterreich, L.  (September, 2016) Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Children. Program Showcase, Poster. National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences National Conference, Big Sky, Montana.

Schonhorst, L. & Oesterreich, L. (2016, September) Powerful Mentoring Interactions Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Early Care and Education Fall Institute, Des Moines, IA

Schonhorst, L. & Oesterreich, L. (2015, September) Managing Conflict through Decisive Dialogues. Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Early Care and Education Fall Institute, Des Moines, IA

Wagner, M, Schonhorst, L., Oesterreich, L. (2014, September) Environment Rating Scale Assessment Partnership: Exploring the Role of the Consultant. Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Early Care and Education Fall Institute, Des Moines, IA

Oesterreich, L. (2013, September) Pathway to Mentorship: Guiding New Extension Professionals. Galaxy Bridging the Centuries: A New Area for Extension Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Oesterreich, L. & Rader, M. (2013, September) Embracing Nature and Discovery: Transforming Ineffective Playgrounds into Engaging Outdoor Classrooms.  Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Early Care and Education Fall Institute, Des Moines, IA

Franz, N., Oesterreich, L. & Schmitt, B. (2012, June) Determining and Articulating the Public Value of Family and Consumer Sciences. National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Science National Conference, Columbus, OH 

Hegland, S. & Oesterreich, L. (2012, June) Mentoring coaches: Strategies for supporting reflective and intentional coaching, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Hegland, S. & Oesterreich, L. (2011, June) Individualizing Coaching: Matching Coaching Strategies to Teacher Understanding and Motivation.  National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Institute, Providence, RI.

Oesterreich, L. (April, 2011) CYFAR Professional Development 101: Using Children Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Competencies to Select the Right Person for the Right Job. Department of Defense/USDA National Family Resiliency Conference, Chicago, IL.

Oesterreich, L. (2011, April) CYFAR Professional Development 102: Guiding and Mentoring Professionals. Department of Defense/ USDA National Family Resiliency Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hegland, S. & Oesterreich, L.  (2010, June ) Developmental Consultation: Relationship-based Professional Development. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Institute. Phoenix, AZ

Oesterreich, L. & Hegland (2010, June ) Supervising Staff from the Coach's Bench – A Developmental Approach. Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Annual Conference. (CYFAR) San Francisco, CA

Jakes, Susan, Emery, M, Brown, B, Oesterreich, L. (2010, May) Facilitation 101: What is it and How Do I Start? Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Preconference. (CYFAR) San Francisco, CA

Jakes, Susan, Emery, M, Brown, B, Oesterreich, L. (2010, May ) Advanced Facilitation: Leading Groups in Planning & Making Hard Decision. Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Annual Preconference. (CYFAR) San Francisco, CA 

Professional ogranizations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council for Family Relations
  • National Extension Association for Family Consumer Sciences

Awards

2016  Oesterreich, L.  Brantner, K. Rouse, J. Thompson, C. Hayungs, L. Clark, C. Malisa R, Cooper, K. Smith, J. Brown, D. Johnson, M. Wagner, M.,  Community     Partnerships for Quality Child Care. Community Partnership Award. National, First Place and Central Regional First Place Award. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).

2016  Brantner, K. McKinnon, S., Oesterreich, L. Rader, M. Rouse, J. Thompson, C. Growing Up WILD: Reaching Out to Child Care Professionals and  Families. Environmental Education Award. Central Regional Award, Second Place. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences  (NEAFCS)

2015  Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Iowa State University

2012  Friend of Young Children, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children

2008  Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Iowa State University

2008  Scholarship and Engagement Partnership Award, Iowa State University Extension

2007  National Extension Family Life Specialist Career Achievement Award, National Extension Family Life Specialists USDA/CSREES

2006  College of Human Sciences, Dean's Research Recognition Award.  Predicting Quality in Iowa Preschools Serving Children with Disabilities

2006  Iowa Governor’s Above and Beyond Early Childhood Award

2005  Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension

2005  National Internet Technology Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Selected Grants and Contracts

Oesterreich, L. (2016-2017) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $141,000

Oesterreich, L. (2016-2017) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program- I-Consult. Iowa Department of Human Services $114,000.00  

Oesterreich, L. (2016-2017) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $251,831

Oesterreich, L. (2016-2017) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $281,473

Oesterreich, L. (2016) Essentials Child Care Preservice Iowa Department of Human Services $26,500

Oesterreich, L. (2015-2016) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $140,958

Oesterreich, L. (2015-2016) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program- I-Consult. Iowa Department of Human Services $112,360

Oesterreich, L. (2015-2016) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program.  Iowa Department of Human Services $254,097

Oesterreich, L. (2015-2016) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Iowa Department of Human Services $281,473

Oesterreich, L. (2014-2015) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $161,323

Oesterreich, L. (2014-2015) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program- I-Consult. Iowa Department of Human Services $117,937

Oesterreich, L. (2014-201­5) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program.  Iowa Department of Human Services $261,320

Oesterreich, L. (2014-2015) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Iowa Department of Human Services $274,507

Oesterreich, L. (2013-2014) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $117,500

Oesterreich, L. (2013-2014) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program- I-Consult. Iowa Department of Human Services $113,362

Oesterreich, L. (2013-201­4) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $182,320

Oesterreich, L. (2013-2014) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Project. Iowa Department of Human Services $181,732

Oesterreich, L. (2012-2013) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $120,000

Oesterreich, L. (2012-2013) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program- I-Consult. Iowa Department of Human Services $121,950

Oesterreich, L. (2012-201­3) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $152,640

Oesterreich, L. (2011-2012) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $120,000

Oesterreich, L. & Hegland, S. (2011-2012) Early Childhood Consultation Credential Project. Iowa Department of Human Services $92,000

Oesterreich, L. (2011-201­2) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. . Iowa Department of Human Services $135,825

Oesterreich, L. (2011-2012) Extension Military Child Care. University of Georgia $16,302

Oesterreich, L. (2009-2014) CYFERnet Early Childhood Editorial Board. University of Kentucky USDA /CSREES $135,000