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Director Credential

Take a 10-month learning journey with other Head Start/Early Head Start Directors. Here you will dig into a wide range of issues related to leading a HS/EHS program, including effective leadership development, communication and advocacy, operations, and more.

With monthly online meetings, you will hear from experienced leaders in the field and be led by NHSA’s team of content experts. You will work with your peers to develop solutions to current issues and discuss future trends. Don’t miss this professional growth opportunity!

DATE:
New cohorts annually in fall

FORMAT:
Hybrid, primarily virtual with two in-person meetings

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
40

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Directors with under 7 years of experience in role

COHORT SIZE:
Limited to 50 candidates

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DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online with an in-person session offered for candidates awarded the credential at NHSA’s National Head Start Conference in April

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Experienced Health Service Worker

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Health Service Credential

Specifically designed for the experienced Health Service Worker, this credential will systematically walk the participant through a comprehensive series of skills, providing opportunities to prove mastery of each skill. The compilation of this experience is a professional e-portfolio that the Health Service Worker may use as part of their professional development transcript.

This course is available on-demand and can be completed anytime, anywhere with internet access. Participants have six months to complete this course and the submissions will be reviewed by an NHSA certified grader before the credential is awarded.

Pre-registration is now open! This course will be available on-demand in August 2021.

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Data Literacy Credential

The Data Literacy Credential is a nine-month course aimed at educating managers and directors in data literacy; the ability to communicate about the use of data; and basic storytelling with data skills. To earn this credential, candidates must complete the three sequential five-week classes, demonstrating their knowledge and skills in data literacy and their ability to apply that information back in their programs.

DATE:
New cohorts quarterly

FORMAT:
Live online courses

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
105

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Managers and directors

COHORT SIZE:
Limited to 50 candidates

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DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online with an in-person session offered for candidates awarded the credential at NHSA’s National Head Start Conference in April

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Experienced family service worker

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Family Service Credential

Specifically designed for the experienced Family Service Worker, this credential will systematically walk the participant through a comprehensive series of skills, providing opportunities to prove mastery of each skill. The compilation of this experience is a professional e-portfolio that candidates may use as part of their professional development transcript.

This course is available on-demand and can be completed anytime, anywhere with internet access. Participants have 6 months to complete this course and the submissions will be reviewed by an NHSA certified grader before the credential is awarded.

Pre-registration is now open! This course will be available on-demand in August 2021.