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Head Start Basics

Hiring new staff this year? Of course, you are! Everyone is! Getting them trained on the basics of Head Start and the training required by the Office of Head Start is vital. But, it can also be very overwhelming and time-consuming to plan and implement.

This ten-hour course is designed to train new staff on the basics of Head Start and will satisfy about 75% of the OHS training requirements. The course will take participants through a series of modules, each covering a specific topic. It is recommended this course be taken with Bias Busters Basics to meet more of the OHS required training.

DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
10

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
All Head Start staff, ideal for meeting OHS pre-service requirements

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DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
4

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
All Head Start staff, ideal for meeting OHS pre-service requirements

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Bias Busters Basics

This course is designed to help ensure all staff in your program are using similar language and coming to work with consistent sensitivities and understandings. Everyone has unconscious biases–that’s how our brains work! While fast thinking can make our brains more efficient, it can also be detrimental in a diverse working environment. Bias Busters is aimed at helping staff put awareness into action to create communities centered on equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Completion satisfies the OHS requirement for diversity, equity, inclusion training. Through pathways of empathy and grace, we can learn to empower colleagues, families, and even ourselves.

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Data Essentials I

Data is everywhere in the world around us. We often confuse data with plain numbers, but “data” is really those numbers in context. In the Head Start world, line staff is essential in ensuring the smooth operation of the “data workflow” that keeps the data environment healthy.

Data Essentials I explores the role of data in Head Start and answers two questions: “Why do people care so much about data?” And “What does this have to do with me?” Data Essentials I is an on-demand, self-paced training featuring six lessons, for a total of three instructional hours.

DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
3

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Any level

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DATE:
On-Demand

FORMAT:
Online

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Any level

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS:
3

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Data Essentials II

Data Essentials II explores how data is used in practice in today’s Head Start world and answers two questions: “How can data be used to make things better?” And “How can I be sure that the data I collect helps children and families?” Data Essentials II is an on-demand, self-paced training featuring six lessons, for a total of three instructional hours.

We recommend taking the two courses in order—Data Essentials I and then Data Essentials II—but the courses are self-contained, so you can choose to only do one or to do them in reverse order.

Pre-registration is now open! This course will be available on-demand in Spring 2022.