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April 2018

National Head Start Conference and Expo

April 23 - April 27

NHSA's 45th annual National Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. Join executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, parents, and partners from across the country in Anaheim, California! The Head Start and Early Head Start community is driven like none other to provide opportunities for success in the lives of our nation's vulnerable children. Every year we gather to discuss the latest developments, innovations,…

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May 2018

Excelling with CLASS: Language Modeling Achieving High Language Modeling: Assessing, Coaching, Accountability – Seminar

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
San Jose City College, Milpitas Campus

With John Gunnarson, Consultant, Early Care and Education Three one-hour webinars – One full-day workshop! Learn more Join with your colleagues around the region to excel with CLASS: Language Modeling.  This course will provide attendees with two unique learning approaches.  First, attendees will be offered 3 one-hour webinars (see the list below) along with collateral materials to enhance their knowledge.  Second, attendees will be offered the opportunity to attend an in-person training with John to dive deeper and build greater capacity…

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R9HSA Solutions Webinar: Evidence Based Strategies to Support Dual Language Learner

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Part 1 - Thursday April 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST) Part 2 - Wednesday May 2, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST) *ONLY ONE REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR BOTH SESSIONS* Presented by Erika Flores, ChildrenFlow Description: Learn effective strategies to support the optimal development of young children who are Dual Language Learners. These webinars will provide an overview of a holistic framework to support the whole child. Participants will also learn how to…

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2018 The Early Childhood STEM Institute – Children as Adventurers

May 7 - May 9
The Garland Hotel, 4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, California 91602
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May 7-9, 2018 The Garland Hotel, North Hollywood, CA Hotel Cutoff Date – April 16, 2018 All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.—Marie Curie What fun is this—learning how to teach young children about science, technology, engineering and math! George Washington Carver said, “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.” And so teaching the very…

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Innovations: May 2018 – Disaster Preparedness

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Presenter: Lorraine Neenan Description: In the late Fall of 2017 the counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura were ravaged by wild fires.  In addition to loss of lives and property, significant disruption to the incomes and lives of our families.  Hear from  Community Action Commission, Santa Barbara’s Lorraine Neenan on lessons learned. REGISTER HERE Resources Coming soon...

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June 2018

Innovations: June 2018 – Pushing Data

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Presenter: Michael Mitchell Description: Every aspect of Head Start is touched by data.  Our utilization of data is essential to a program capacity building.  Hear from North Las Vegas Acelero Learning’s Michael Mitchell on how pushing data out to all aspects of the organizations weekly strengthens program impacts.  REGISTER HERE Resources Coming soon...

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July 2018

Innovations – 2018 Monitoring Review

July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Presenters: TBA Description: Join your colleagues for a robust discussion of 2018 Monitoring Reviews (FA2). We have lined up for you six programs here in Region 9 (AZ, CA and HI) who will be prepared to share their programs planning, on-site experience and hopefully final reports. R9HSA will construct a presentation, the panelist will offer their perspective, and you will be invited to submit questions in advance and on-line, live during the webinar. REGISTER HERE Resources Coming soon…

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August 2018

2018 Site Directors Academy

August 7 - August 9
Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
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  Creating your own leadership style, bringing out the best in others and building a cohesive team: These are some of the skills you will learn at the Site Directors Academy. The program is designed to help leaders develop strategies to lead effectively and maintain high performing teams in the midst of turbulent external and internal organizational change. This academy targets individuals responsible for the oversight of one or more child development centers to help them align the operations of…

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Innovations: August 2018 – Growing Your Own – Staff Development

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Presenters: Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand Description: YMCA of the East Bay and Contra Costa Community Services District have launched a number of staff efforts to grow their own workforce during very difficult times. Hear from Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand on the impact of the Apprentice Program. REGISTER HERE Resources Coming soon...

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October 2018

2018 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

October 22 - October 26
Grand Wailea Resort, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr
Wailea, Hawaii 96753
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OVERVIEW|CALL FOR PRESENTERS|EXHIBITORS|SPONSORS|DESTINATION|2017 October 22 – 26, 2018 | Grand Wailea Resort Hotel, Maui, HI CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS! It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.—Frederick Douglass Since Head Start inception more than 50 years ago, family engagement has always been a pillar of the program. Underlying the Head Start focus on the whole child is the understanding that parents are the primary educators and advocates of their child. Moreover, when parents engage with their…

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All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

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  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
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