Growing Food in the Garden

Join us for a year of gardening ideas! As part of the Gro More Good Garden Grant Initiative, you are invited to attend a special webinar hosted by the National Head Start Association, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening focused on engaging family members in youth garden efforts. Involving family members in your Head Start garden is always win for everyone involved, but even more important now as schools and centers are closed across the country. In this webinar, we will share easy garden activity ideas you can recommend to families to keep them gardening at home during these challenging times. With a focus on projects that can be completed with minimal supplies in limited spaces, we will hope to show how gardening can be accessible for all.

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2021 Winter Leadership Institute

2021 Winter Leadership Institute 2021 Winter Leadership Institute The Winter Leadership Institute Join Head Start leaders from across the country from March 9 – 11, 2021 for an unforgettable virtual experience. What is it? Informative sessions, invaluable networking events, and the opportunity to make a difference by meeting with members of Congress. Interested in attending? Don’t wait! Claim your spot at the 2021 Winter Leadership Institute and help ensure this Congress values Head Start. View the Schedule and Register Why attend this Winter Leadership Institute? A new Congress brings with it new priorities, new challenges, and new opportunities. We need you, your voice, and your stories to make Head Start’s impact heard. Now, more than ever, our Head Start families need allies in Congress. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a vast depth of inequities. Many Head Start families now face the ripple effects of this virus: lost wages and slow economic recovery, housing instability, and increased food insecurity. At the Winter Leadership Institute, we will explore meaningful policies, the role of Head Start in our country’s recovery, and meet with lawmakers to help provide a level of stability that will make all the difference. With a new administration and new…

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National Head Start Music Time! (Morning Session)

NHSA is pleased to invite you to National Head Start Music Time, a weekly opportunity for Head Start children to participate in an engaging, online music and movement curriculum. We are proud to partner with Nick Young, an early childhood music and movement educator with nearly 30 years of experience, and with Pinky Pie Jackalope, a high-spirited music enthusiast who is eager to “help” Nick put on a good show.

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National Head Start Music Time! (Morning Session)

NHSA is pleased to invite you to National Head Start Music Time, a weekly opportunity for Head Start children to participate in an engaging, online music and movement curriculum. We are proud to partner with Nick Young, an early childhood music and movement educator with nearly 30 years of experience, and with Pinky Pie Jackalope, a high-spirited music enthusiast who is eager to “help” Nick put on a good show.

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#SleeveUpForHeadStart Webinar: How Community Health Centers and Head Start/Early Head Start can collaborate to fully vaccinate!

On Wednesday, April 7, at 4:00 PM ET, join NHSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a critical conversation on how the Head Start/Early Head Start community can work with Community Health Centers to provide access to Covid-19 vaccines. HRSA has created an incredible plan to provide all community health centers with vaccines by the beginning of May 2021. Head Start programs can benefit from this effort and bring safety, efficiency, and access to their communities. Dr. Suma Nair, HRSA’s lead on the Health Center’s Vaccine Program, will join NHSA to ensure you have the most up-to-date, accurate information on this topic. We are also inviting the Health Center community to join us in hopes of connecting you with your local Community Health Center to find innovative ways of working together on this important effort.

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National Head Start Music Time! (Morning Session)

NHSA is pleased to invite you to National Head Start Music Time, a weekly opportunity for Head Start children to participate in an engaging, online music and movement curriculum. We are proud to partner with Nick Young, an early childhood music and movement educator with nearly 30 years of experience, and with Pinky Pie Jackalope, a high-spirited music enthusiast who is eager to “help” Nick put on a good show.

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2021 National Head Start Conference

April 20 – 22, 2021 National Head Start Conference Leading conference in early childhood development Our can’t-miss experience of the year is here—the 48th annual National Head Start Conference! When is it? This virtual event will bring everyone together from April 20-22, 2021 for three days of sharing knowledge, networking with peers, and celebrating achievements. Interested in attending? Register now Head Start’s largest annual gathering is digital! Although not what we’d originally planned, the online conference will allow everyone in the Head Start community to participate safely and affordably, and even attend nearly as many sessions as they would in a traditional on-site conference. We will gather together April 20 – 22, 2021 for this critical opportunity for everyone to take a step away from the day-to-day and prepare for the next year. There is so much uncertainty all across the country right now, but what is not uncertain is Head Start’s bedrock commitment to lifting up children and families in our communities. Now, it is important for our community to stay connected and stand united. Many of us are isolated, but we are not alone. Will you join your peers from all across the country for this important moment in…

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