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Learning Communities

What

Learning Communities are forums where members can ask questions, share their experience, and build new connections with a national group of colleagues and allies.

Why

These interactive networks will also serve as a platform for NHSA to disseminate resources, updates, and professional development opportunities.

Join a Learning Community

Fill out the form at the link below to join an NHSA Learning Network!

Learning Communities Descriptions

 

State Data Systems Learning Community

The State Data Systems Learning Network has been created to facilitate discussion and shared knowledge about state and regional approaches to aggregating and analyzing Head Start sata to tell a story about Head Start's role in state early childhood education. Contact Anna White, awhite@nhsa.org

New Directors - New Head Start Agency Learning Community

Membership is open to individuals who have been a Head Start/Early Head Start Director for three years or less for an Early Head Start or Head Start funded agency.

Implicit Bias

The Implicit Bias Learning Community serves as a vehicle to build understanding in the Head Start field around what others have done to tackle the implicit bias and discrimination faced by the children and families they serve. It will also enable us to build strong and perhaps new relationships with community partners who can make a difference for those we serve.

Building Bridges

An invitation only community to share ideas, inspirations and strategies for how you are dealing with potential issues and supporting all families. We can will address concerns, innovative ideas, and best practices for engaging the immigrant and refugee communities.

Fiscal Services Learning Community

Sponsored by Wipfli LLP
Membership is open to individuals whose chief responsibility is financial management for an Early Head Start or Head Start funded agency, as well as others interested in expanding their knowledge of grants and agreements and the general conduct of business.

Human Resources Learning Community

Sponsored by Wipfli LLP
Membership is open to individuals whose chief responsibility is personnel recruitment, retention and development, as well as others interested in the expanding their knowledge in Human Resources.

Family Services Learning Community

Membership is open to individuals who coordinate social service activities, contact and make referrals to community resources, and parent with families and support them in transitions in and out of programs and services.

EHS Home Visiting Leadership Community

A listserv designed for directors, specialists, coordinators, and managers of home-based Early Head Start programs. Contact Cody Kornack, ckornack@nhsa.org

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Learning Community

The EHS-CC Learning Network is a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and resources, and on-going peer support among Early Head Start leaders with child care partnerships, whether your partnership was just funded or has been established for many years. NHSA members who direct or manage partnerships are welcome to join. Contact Cody Kornack, ckornack@nhsa.org

Two Generations Together Learning Community

The Two Generations Together Learning Network is a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and resources, and on-going peer support among Head Start and Early Head Start leaders working to create or deepen efforts to support family self-sufficiency. All interested NHSA members are welcome to join. Contact Cody Kornack, ckornack@nhsa.org

DRS Listserv

This listserv is for NHSA members who are or have been through the Designation Renewal System to share experiences, strategies, and support. Cody Kornack, ckornack@nhsa.org

Book Club

NHSA has launched a Book Club for Head Start staff across the country - and all NHSA members are welcome! The Book Club will engage in rich discussions about books that are relevant to the issues of working with vulnerable children, families, and communities and that offer insights from new and unexpected fields. Join your peers for continuous learning and the chance to discuss the latest, most exciting ideas! Visit go.nhsa.org/BookClub to learn more and sign up.

 

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