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Lesia Oesterreich


Title: Program Manager I / Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach / Human Development & 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  

  • Online adult education courses for Early Childhood Professionals: Essentials Child Care Preservice (12 hrs), Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training (2hrs), Universal Precautions for Early Childhood Programs (1hr.), Iowa Early Learning Standards (2hrs).
  • In-depth instruction for Early Childhood program improvement using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ITERS-3, ECERS-3, FCCERS-R, SACERS)
  • Early childhood program quality assessment.

 I-CONSULT _ Consultation, Coaching and Mentoring Credential Program for Early Childhood Professionals 

  •  I-CONSULT --  Consultation Essentials Program
  •  I-CONSULT --  Consultation Credential
  •  I-CONSULT--  Mentor Credential 

Early Literacy & Language Development   

Early Childhood STEM - Nature Explore and Growing Up Wild 

Child Care & Education Website  

Published works

Oesterreich, L. (2018) Understanding Children - Biting, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Pm 1529a

Oesterreich, L. (2018) 1-12 Meses – Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Pm1530a S

Oesterreich, L. (2018) 12-18 Meses – Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530b S

Oesterreich, L. (2018) 18-24 Meses – Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530c S

Oesterreich, L. (2018) 2 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530d S

Oesterreich, L. (2018). 3 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530e S

Oesterreich, L. (2018). 4 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530f S

Oesterreich, L. (2018). 5 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530g S

Oesterreich, L. (2018). 6 a 8 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm1530h S

Oesterreich, L. (2018). 9 a 11 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Pm 1530i S

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (January 2018) Essentials for Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease. HS77D Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 0-12 Months PM1530A  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 12-18 Months PM1530B  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 18-24 Months PM1530C  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 2-Year-Olds PM1530D  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 3-Year-Olds PM1530E  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 4-Year-Olds PM1530F  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 5-Year-Olds PM1530G  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 6-8 Years PM1530H  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (August 2017) Ages and Stages 9-11 Years PM1530I  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

Oesterreich, L. (May 2017) Essentials for Understanding Child Development. HS77L  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (May 2017) Essentials for Safety in your Child Care Environment. HS77A Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (May 2017) Essentials for Emergency Preparedness. HS77B Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M. Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (May 2017) Essentials of Transportation in Child Care. HS77C Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (May 2017) Essentials for Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials. HS77E Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (May 2017) Essentials for Medication in Child Care. HS77F Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (May 2017) Essentials for Supporting Cultural Diversity. HS77J Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C. (May 2017) Essentials for Understanding Homelessness. HS77K Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (May 2017) Essentials for Managing Food Allergies. HS77G Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (May 2017) Essentials for Infant Safe Sleep. HS77H Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA 

Oesterreich, L. & Berkey, M., Schluetter, E., Whitford, C.  (May 2017) Essentials for the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. HS77IIowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA

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.  (2016, September) 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 Decisions. Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Annual Preconference. (CYFAR) San Francisco, CA 

Professional organizations

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

Awards

2019 Oesterreich, L., Berkey, M., Wilson, S., Thompson, C., Coates, D., Spencer, S., Wiebke, J., Netcott, S., Hotvedt, H., Gimer, D., Sjulin, K., Karaidos, A.,  Powerful Partnerships Award, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

2018 Oesterreich, L. National Excellence in Extension Award. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Cooperative Extension/ECOP.

2018 Oesterreich, L. Hotvedt, H. Berkey, M. Thompson, C. Early Childhood Child Care Training Award. Central Regional First Place Award. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 

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

Beecher, C. and Oesterreich, L. (2018-2019) U-TURN Child Care Rural Study. Iowa State University $5000

Oesterreich, L. 2018-2019) I-Consult Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program  Iowa Department of Human Services $114,999

Oesterreich, L. (2018-2019) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $128,473

Oesterreich, L. (2018-2019) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $241,586

Oesterreich, L. (2018-2019) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $217,377

Oesterreich, L. (2018-2019) Essentials Child Care Preservice, Universal Precautions, Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter and Iowa Early Learning Standards Online Programs. Iowa Department of Human Services $80,447

Oesterreich, L. (2017-2018) Better Kid Care New Staff Orientation. Iowa Department of Human Services. $136,655

Oesterreich, L.  (2017-2018) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $240,787

Oesterreich, L. (2017-2018) Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment Program. Iowa Department of Human Services $233,855

Oesterreich, L. (2017-2018) Essentials Child Care Preservice, Universal Precautions, and Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Online Program Iowa Department of Human Services $62,628

Oesterreich, L. (2017-2018) I-Consult -Early Childhood Consultation Credential Program  Iowa Department of Human Services $114,993  

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

Contracts and grants prior to 2009 - please see current vita