What is Parent Gauge?

Webinar

Parent Gauge™ is opening up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to measuring family engagement in Head Start, and the proof is in the pudding: Head Start programs across the country are using Parent Gauge™ to advance child development, improve their engagement with families, and demonstrate their use of data during their monitoring reviews. Come learn about the Parent Gauge™ tool, what it can teach you about the children and families in your program, and how you can improve your programming tomorrow, next week, and next year!

NHSA in the Classroom

Zoom

Come sing, dance, and learn with Pinky and Nick the Music Man. Make sure to join us for our high-energy, interactive music and movement time designed to keep children active, engaged, and thriving.

2021 Fall Leadership Institute

Zoom

We’re calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us (virtually) to work together in building on Head Start’s long history of success. This September, not only can you join your national colleagues for a three-day deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start for years to come, but you can make an immediate impact with your members of Congress.

NHSA in the Classroom

Zoom

Nick and Pinky are helping out at NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute, so our NHSA in the Classroom Zoom room will be closed. Instead, we will release a brand new pre-math session for you on YouTube here on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:30 am ET! Sing and dance along as we play with numbers in both English and Spanish.

Data Literacy Credential (Fall 2021)

Live online class

The Data Literacy Credential is a nine-month course aimed at educating managers and directors in data literacy; the ability to communicate about the use of data; and basic storytelling with data skills. To earn this credential, candidates must complete the three sequential five-week classes, demonstrating their knowledge and skills in data literacy and their ability to apply that information back in their programs.

$4,497

NHSA in the Classroom

Zoom

Join us for a weekly high-energy, interactive music and movement time designed to keep children active, engaged, and thriving. This week, we will be joined by Erica Rabner from Big Heart World.

Director Credential (Fall 2021)

Live online class

Take a 9-month learning journey with other Head Start/Early Head Start Directors. Here you will dig into a wide range of issues related to leading a HS/EHS program, including effective leadership development, communication and advocacy, operations, and more.

With monthly online meetings, you will hear from experienced leaders in the field and be led by NHSA’s team of content experts. You will work with your peers to develop solutions to current issues and discuss future trends. Don’t miss this professional growth opportunity!

$4,995

Site Leader Credential (Fall 2021)

Live online class

This 9-month credential is for Head Start leaders who are physically present on-site most days of the week. Working alongside colleagues from across the country, candidates will learn best practices in management and leadership, discover how to set tone and culture, and develop skills to manage the day-to-day responsibilities that make up Head Start/Early Head Start programming.

This course includes independent online work, monthly virtual meetings, project-based learning experiences, problem-solving activities, and discussions about real-world issues site leaders are facing today. You will work with your peers to develop solutions to current issues and discuss future trends. Don’t miss this professional growth opportunity!

$4,995

MITM Trainer Certification (October 2021)

Live online class

In partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, NHSA’s MITM “Train the Trainer” program trains early childhood education professionals to coach families and practitioners working with children on best practices identified in Ellen Galinsky’s groundbreaking research.

$195

NHSA in the Classroom

Zoom

Join us for our weekly high-energy, interactive music and movement time designed to keep children active, engaged, and thriving. This week, we will be featuring a special guest from the Kennedy Center. Stay tuned for more details!

NHSA in the Classroom

Zoom

Make sure to join us for our high-energy, interactive music and movement time designed to keep children active, engaged, and thriving. This week, we will be joined by Story Tapestries’ Carrie Sue Ayvar who will share steady beat stories in English and Spanish.

2021 Head Start Health Report Findings Webinar

Webinar

This summer, nearly 400 health managers, nutrition experts, and Head Start directors—representing around 20% of Head Start agencies nationwide—shared their perspectives on barriers that children and families face when trying to access health services. Join us to preview the findings and discuss key takeaways and recommendations for federal and state governments, local agencies who work with Head Start programs, and Head Start programs themselves.