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Elevating The Head Start Community

Region 9 Head Start Association provides assistance to Head Start programs in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Region to ensure their ongoing viability and vitality. Operating a high impact, community-driven Head Start program has become more complicated, more challenging — and more necessary than ever.

Region 9 Head Start currently serves more than 130,000 children and their families and encompasses the largest geographical area of any regional association.

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Facts about R9HSA and Head Start

153

Number of Agencies Served

$81,000

Scholarship Donations

2,000+

Registrations to 2020 Events

28,600

Number of Staff Served

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Early Childhood Science Is a Fast Track to a High-Quality Learning Environment

by Andres S. Bustamante, Ph.D. For many, the idea of science education is scary. It conjures memories of high school chemistry and memorizing formulas that feel unrelated to our daily lives. This wariness of science education is especially common in early childhood, several studies suggest that early ...

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