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
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.
Research For fifty years, research and evaluation have documented Head Start's impact on school readiness, academic achievement, health, family stability, and long-term success. As a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization, NHSA sees its role in research as:
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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
April 7 - 10, 2017
Memorial Day marks the end of another school year and the unofficial start of outdoor summer fun. Public pools open and slip ‘n slides are rolled out to the soundtrack of ice cream truck jingles and kids’ laughter. Along with accidental belly flops, dropped ice cream cones, and unseen rocks under the slip ‘n slide, are the nasty sunburns. Sunburns might seem like just a temporary pain or discomfort, but there are more dangerous effects that aren’t always immediately apparent.