Mar. 29 - Apr. 2, 2015
About this Conference NHSA’s Annual Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. This year more than 5,000 executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, and parents from every state will gather in Washington, D.C. March 29 - April 2, 2015.
For Current Credential Candidates Supporting the Candidate in the Credentialing Process The following is a list of suggestions to help guide family services and health services candidates through the credential process. It is recommended that a Credential Supervisor be in a current position in the program as a family or health services manager/coordinator and have at least five years of experience in family or health services, with at least three of those years spent in a Head Start program.
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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.
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Potential Candidates About the NHSA Health Services Credentials Program The NHSA Health Services Credentials Program is designed especially for Head Start health services providers! This professional development course offers an opportunity for health services staff to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. The credential course is competency-based and organized in a self-study, portfolio format.
2014-2015 Credentials Program Application
March 18th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Getting a 2Gen Program Off the Ground The first episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar provded an overview of what we mean when we talk about "two-generation work" and insights into how the Educational Alliance and Parents in Community Action Head Start programs have designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment.
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.
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.
April 15th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Partnering with Employers and Colleges The third episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar explored ways that Head Start grantees have pursued partnerships with employers and colleges as they designed programs to support their families' needs for education, job training, and living wage employment. Learn from the Elyse Rosenblum of the Employer Pathways Project and Head Start program leaders from AVANCE Houston and Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc!
April 29th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
2Gen Data and Evaluation The fourth episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar will explore the data systems and evaluation studies that Head Start programs have undertaken as they work to support their families' success but also demonstrate impacts and inform program improvement. Learn from Head Start program leaders from AVANCE Houston and Southwest Human Development and gain strategies for approaching research partnerships of your own!
May 6th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Health, Relationships, and Social Capital
May 27th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Asset Building for Families The sixth episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar focused on strategies for helping families build assets and save toward goals that support family well-being in the short and long-term. Learn from Head Start program leaders from Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc. and Garrett County Community Action Committee and gain a national perspective on asset building work from the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
NHSA is excited to be launching a partnership with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) that will provide grants of over $160,000 over three years to five Head Start programs to enhance their family engagement work by incorporating NCFL's Family Learning program.
December 5 - December 8, 2016
Program Book Download the Program Book NHSA’s Parent, Staff, and Leadership Training Conference is the only national event that focuses on how communities, parents, families, and Head Start program staff can best partner to promote both parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.
April 7 - 10, 2017
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.