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Who We Are

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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Site Directors Network

Site Directors Network

December 1, 2023

HR Network

HR Network

December 6, 2023

Directors Exchange Network

Directors Exchange Network

December 8, 2023

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The Neighborhood of Life

By Niki Spears, Founder and Chief Culture Creator of Culture Cre8tion The Neighborhood of Life - A Thanksgiving Journey  Growing up in a small neighborhood in East Texas, I eagerly anticipated the holidays, and Thanksgiving was a time of great joy. It ...

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