Nearly 100,000 Head Start Children Were Impacted by Storms WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association today welcomed congressional passage of legislation to provide $650 million to meet the recovery needs of Head Start programs impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. NHSA was also pleased the budget deal passed by Congress early this morning extended the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV), a program that helps guide low-income, at-risk mothers in parenting.
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Special Tracks How To Prepare for Monitoring in the New Era(Registration Required) Head Start has entered a new era – new paradigm (innovation v. compliance), new performance standards (flexible v. prescriptive), and a new monitoring protocol under the Aligned Monitoring System (AMS) 2.0.
Head Start Remembers Dr. Brazelton as Revolutionary Expert, Compassionate Guide on Childhood Development
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the legacy created by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton in advancing the field of early childhood development. Dr. Brazelton passed away on Tuesday at the age of 99.
2018 Practice Institute Improvement science, quality improvement, data-driven decision-making, evidence-based practice… There are a lot of new terms out there that all boil down to the same concept: using data to improve our effectiveness and impact. After the General Opening Session, Wednesday, April 25th, join your colleagues to discover how to bring data literacy into your program in a practical, accessible, and useful way. (No need for fancy spreadsheet formulas here!)
Bipartisan Agreement Includes $610 Million Increase for FY 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The Head Start community welcomed a significant increase in federal funding when a bipartisan funding agreement for fiscal year 2018 was released last night by Congressional leadership.
The Data Design Initiative builds off of the 2016 “Moneyball for Head Start” report, which outlined a vision for continuous improvement using data, evidence, and evaluation to improve outcomes at all levels of Head Start.