Read Yasmina Vinci in Huffington Post!
NHSA Executive Director Yasmina Vinci, in Friday's Huffington Post, calls on candidates at all levels -- national, state, and local -- to discuss the choices that they are prepared to make about early childhood education, about Head Start, about child care.
October is Head Start Awareness Month!
Visit our Web site to find out about some exciting October events and to download useful resources to help you raise awareness of Head Start in your community!
Non-Competitive 5-Year Grant Awards ACF-PI-HS-12-03
This Program Instruction advises grantees on the process to request consideration from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for a non-competitive 5-year grant award as specified in 45 CFR § 1307.7(a)(1) and outlines ACF's process for determining eligibility for a non-competitive 5-year grant. Read the complete guidelines.
Congratulations to the 2013 NHSA Scholarship and Award Winners!
The 2013 NHSA Scholarship & Award recipients have been selected. View those selected as Head Start Teacher of the Year, Parent of the Year, and much more!
Fall Leadership Institute Presentation Slides Now Available Online
NHSA was fortunate to have some amazing speakers at this year's Fall Leadership Institute. Several have shared their presentation slides and we have made them available for download here.
Register Now! NHSA’s 29th Annual Head Start Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes
This is the only national conference that delivers high-quality training and educational opportunities to Head Start parents and those who work with or on behalf of parents.
In addition to the special Fatherhood sessions and the Family Services Institute, this year we have added:
Head Start Legal Advisory Service Webinars: Overview of Head Start Monitoring & Social Media and the Workplace, Legal Issues
Coming Up on Thursday, October 25th, don’t miss: Overview of Head Start Monitoring, from 3-5 pm EST. A Head Start Legal Advisory Service Webinar
Be a pro at Head Start Monitoring. Attend the Head Start Legal Advisory Service’s upcoming webinar, Overview of Head Start Monitoring, led by Zoë Beckerman of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, to learn about the monitoring process and how to tackle unannounced reviews on Thursday, October 25th from 3-5 pm EST. OHS has increased the number of unannounced reviews and the monitoring review process is now linked to recompetition, so be sure to sign up for this webinar! (Please note, this webinar does not walk through the new 2013 protocol. Future webinars will do so.) At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, and Management Team, but all are welcome to attend.
Coming Up on Thursday, November 1st: Social Media and the Workplace: Legal Issues from 3-5 pm EST. A Head Start Legal Advisory Service Webinar
Avoid problematic social media situations. Attend the Head Start Legal Advisory Service’s upcoming webinar on Social Media and the Workplace: Legal Issues, led by Zoë Beckerman and Molly Evans of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, to learn about the legal issues concerning an individual’s privacy rights while respecting your organization’s right to protect itself on Thursday, November 1st from 3-5 pm EST. Whether your organization uses social media as a communication tool or your organization is contemplating the jump into this new environment, be sure to sign up for this webinar! At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, HR directors and staff, compliance officers, but all are welcome to attend. The Head Start Legal Advisory Service is a collaboration between the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and the National Head Start Association.
Click here for the full schedule of Head Start Legal Advisory Service webinars, to learn about our new reduced pricing, and to register for either or both webinars.
Family Development Credential (FDC) Instructors Institute at the Annual Head Start Parent Conference
NHSA is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Family Development Credential (FDC) Instructors Institute - December 1-5, 2012, as part of our 29th Annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes. The FDC program collaborates with agencies to teach family workers how to coach families to set and reach their goals for healthy self-reliance. Based on Cornell University research, the interagency FDC program is available in communities across the states to frontline workers from public, private and non-profit service systems (e.g., family service workers, home visitors, case managers, family resource center workers, community health workers).
To learn more about the FDC program or the upcoming Instructors Institute, contact National FDC Program Manager at NationalFDC@UConn.edu.
Get Parents Trained with Abriendo Puertas to Advocate for Themselves and Their Children!
Abriendo Puertas is the nation's first evidence-based parent leadership and advocacy training program for Latino parents with children 0-5 years of age. NHSA is pleased to offer this important 2½ day training opportunity in conjunction with Maryland’s 4th Annual Early Childhood Education Fall Networking Institute. We are now accepting applications for this 2½ day regional Facilitators Training occurring November 14, 15, and 16, 2012 in Ellicott City, MD. We are recruiting 10 teams of 2 from Region 3 to join our Head Start Abriendo Puertas Network. The application deadline is November 2, 2012.
Webinar on Tax Credits Available to Low-Income & Moderate Income Families
Rent, groceries, medical bills, car payments... the list goes on. Life is expensive, but tax season can actually help! Thousands of dollars are available as tax credits to many eligible families. Unfortunately, millions of dollars of these federal and state tax credits go unclaimed each year. If you work or volunteer in an organization that serves low- or moderate- income families, join us to find out just how you can help them learn about these opportunities. The first seminar will take place on Oct. 16th at 1pm EST, covering what families need to know about tax credits. The second seminar will be held on Oct. 23rd at 1pm EST, and will offer tips and tools for tax credit outreach.
Part I - Tax Credits: What Families Need to Know
This webinar will cover:
Part II - Tax Credits Outreach Made Easy: Tips & Tools for Advocates
This webinar will unveil NWLC's brand-new, updated, easy-to-use Tax Credits Outreach Toolkit and will provide you with:
Register today! These webinars are free, but participants must register separately for each in advance. A recording of each webinar will be emailed to all registrants within a few days of its conclusion.
In addition to the webinars, you can also sign up to be one of our community partners.
Register to Vote with Non-Profit VOTE
Election Day is near--have you registered to vote yet? Check out Non-Profit VOTE for more information about registering to vote, checking your registration status, finding your polling place, voting early by mail or in-person, and more!
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