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The Two Generations Together Initiative is focused on increasing awareness of two-generation adult education and job training models that are part of the comprehensive child and family services delivered by Head Start programs across the country.
Measuring family engagement through parents' own words NHSA is now offering a web-based instrument that measures parent experience and the impact of early childhood programs’ engagement efforts. This innovative new tool aligns with the Office of Head Start’s Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework. Programs can use this tool to identify the needs of their families, the strengths of their PFCE efforts, and areas for improvement. Easy-to-read results provide baseline data and measure growth throughout the year.
Two Generations Together Institute On January 26th, 2015, NHSA hosted a day-long Two Generations Together Institute. Program leaders from the featured programs shared their stories and strategies in the morning, and in the afternoon a series of panels offered insights into designing your own two-generation work from both local program leaders and national experts. The sessions were recorded to preserve the important lessons and conversations from the Institute! Watch each one below.
The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential. head-start-conceptual-framework.jpg
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What is Parent Gauge™?Parent Gauge™ is a web-based tool that measures parent experience and the impact of your program's engagement efforts. You can view a recording of a recent webinar that covers the origin story, a live demonstration, and more information about what is included with an annual subscription.
Research Projects As the voice for the Head Start field, NHSA maintains a large database of leaders and staff at Head Start programs across the country. For researchers who are interested in surveying or connecting with the Head Start field as part of their work, there are three conditions to meet to get NHSA’s support:
April 8th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Securing 2Gen Funding Streams The second episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar will explore public and private strategies Head Start grantees have pursued as they designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment. Hear from Southwest Human Development, a local foundation, and staff of the National Head Start Association and National Community Action Partnership with a broad perspective on funding opportunities.
NHSA is excited to be launching an important new Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Study! This study, led by NORC at the University of Chicago with guidance from the National Head Start Association and Region V Head Start Association, will inform our national understanding of parent engagement and create a tool to help local programs collect better information from parents about their experiences.