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Head Start Directors Pre-Pre-Service

May 19 - June 30, 2021

Are you ready to support local site leaders through the transition to in-person learning?

In these challenging times, keeping up can be tough. NHSA and Teachstone are giving you an opportunity to participate in a unique “Pre-Pre-Service” to support your work toward preparing for a new program year. Over four sessions, we will explore how you as a Head Start leader can optimize emotional support components from the CLASS tool to ensure your program is ready to transition back to in-person learning.

Join us for a webinar series,

Highlighting Essential Emotional Support Components for In-Person Learning "After" the COVID-19 Pandemic


Parallel Process & Interactions

Wednesday, May 19 at 12:00 pm ET

It all starts with you! As a leader, your focus on building empathy and resilience within your staff will give the adults in your program the space and grace they need to start strong this program year. Learn about the importance of parallel processes and interactions as the foundation for the social-emotional support that adults need in order to effectively support children.


Relationships and Regard

Wednesday, June 2 at 12:00 pm ET

There's no time like the present! Effective leaders are present with their staff. As they listen to and learn along with the staff they support, they build strong relationships and a positive climate in their school community. Learn about how the CLASS framework can guide our work as leaders.


Sensitivity and Structure

Wednesday, June 16 at 12:00 pm ET

Do they know how much you care? Believe it or not, it is possible to be sensitive and still provide the structure staff need to be productive. Let's talk about the leader's role in providing emotionally safe environments and simple ways to model CLASS-based interactions with the staff we support.


Engagement and Clarity

Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00 pm ET

Keep it up! Starting strong by building relationships and creating emotionally responsive workplaces is only half of the story. How will you keep the momentum up all year? Let's think together about how to move forward with clarity and purpose. CLASS-based interactions can support staff engagement so the strong start lasts all year long.

Back to school season this year will be unlike any other. Make sure you're ready to lead your team to success. Register now to join our Head Start Directors "Pre-Pre-Service."

Rates and Registration: Member Rate: $249.00; Non-Member Rate: $299.00

The Site Leader Track

It's the local leadership at each site that makes all of the difference! Make sure your site leaders have the support they need to start the program year off right.