2020 Fall Leadership Institute

2020 Fall Leadership Institute 2020 Fall Leadership Institute Overview2020 FLI Schedule When and where is the Institute? The 2020 Fall Leadership Institute will take place September 21-24, anywhere you have internet access. Group discount available NHSA members who join with 3 or more staff will get a 10% discount on each registration! Important Links Register for the Institute Your leadership is needed. Join us for the 2020 Fall Leadership Institute on September 21-24. With all the momentous events taking place this year, there’s a feeling in Washington that we are on the brink of change that only comes once in a generation. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, national political figures, and your cutting-edge colleagues on what all this change means for Head Start. Your leadership is needed, now more than ever. Highlights include: Discussions on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy, federal policy,Head Start, child care, and more Keynote address by a current member of Congress Virtual Day on the Hill to meet with your legislators Discussion on how Head Start programs are leading in their communities to address racism Election 2020 panel with Washington political experts Professional development opportunities including…

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2020 Parent and Family Engagement Conference

2020 Parent and Family Engagement Conference 2020 Parent and Family Engagement Conference Why Head Start Why it Matters The Head Start Model Head Start LocatorOur Work Current Initiatives Professional Development Resources for FamiliesKnowledge Center Overview Center on Advocacy Center for Effective Practice Center for Policy, Data, and Research Center on the States Browse ResourcesEventsGet InvolvedAbout Us Our Partnerships Our Team When and where is the conference? The 2020 Parent and Family Engagement Conference will take place December 1-3, anywhere you have internet access. Special discounts available! Without expensive travel, hotel, and meals, NHSA’s Parent Conference is really easy! There are discounted registration fees for parents, NHSA members, and residents of states recovering from hurricanes and fires Interested in attending? This is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. Register now Access Event Info Promoting parent and family engagement NHSA’s 38th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. The 2020 Parent and Family Engagement conference will explore a…

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Parent and Family Enagagement Conference

Parent and Family Enagagement Conference Parent and Family Enagagement Conference OverviewSchedule When and where is the conference? The 2020 Parent and Family Engagement Conference will take place December 1-3, anywhere you have internet access. Special discounts available! Without expensive travel, hotel, and meals, NHSA’s Parent Conference is really easy! There are discounted registration fees for parents, NHSA members, and residents of states recovering from hurricanes and fires. Interested in attending? This is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. Register Now Access Event Info Promoting parent and family engagement NHSA’s VIRTUAL 38th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. The 2020 Parent and Family Engagement conference will explore a wide range of new resources and thinking on the forefront topics of young children and how Head Start programs can address the needs of children, families, and staff. A variety of sessions and presenters will enable conference attendees to indulge in discussions designed for parents, staff and leadership. Learn about…

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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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