NHSA’s annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes is the only national event to provide training and educational opportunities focusing on how parents, families and Head Start program staff can work together to promote parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.Find out more
On December 9th, national health experts will gather to share unique approaches to the challenge of moving from obesity to wellness with Head Start parents and staff.
By pulling all of these experts together in one day of panels, presentations, and demonstrations, the Head Start Health Institute on Weight and Wellness offers a great opportunity to take on health issues in your program from multiple angles. You will take home diagnostic assessments, curricula, and other resources that can be implemented right away, and you will learn best practices, hear success stories, and have an opportunity to network with others in the field.
Head Start has been a national commitment to comprehensive services for poor children since 1965, but the deep cuts caused by sequestration are closing that window of opportunity. Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programs have had flexibility to implement the 5.27% cut - which amounts to nearly $405,000,000 nationally - but all programs were faced with very difficult decisions about cutting services to children, families, and communities.
NHSA has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan and NIH to bring Head Start programs an innovative new curriculum to combat obesity, Eat Play Grow.
This curriculum combines the latest science and research from the NIH with CMOM’s holistic arts and literacy-based pedagogy to engage families and adults who work with young children with creative programs and consistent health messages in informal and formal learning environments.Find out more!
If you are an alum or your child attended Head Start, join us in a national campaign to encourage all former Head Start children and parents to identify themselves.
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