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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Alex Elliott, Ed.D., administers the Tulare County Office of Education Early Childhood Education department that encompasses a staff of 450 people, including the $19.2 million Head Start program. Elliott has been with the Tulare COE for six years and assumed the ECE directorship two years ago. With a doctorate in organizational leadership, it’s obvious when she says, “I am very passionate about leadership.” And that’s leadership for everyone — not ...Read In Full
Alma Quintana and Cadie Chavez
A Valuable Connection: Phoenix Head Start Improves Services via Region 9 Head Start Partners With a $41.8 million budget and a staff of more than 500, the City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program has a massive need for professional staff development. The Phoenix Head Start serves more than 4,000 families in sprawling Maricopa County, Arizona. “Bringing professional development to our staff is a huge undertaking,” said Cadie Chavez, professional development specialist. ...Read In Full
Creating out of crisis: How R9HSA built wrap-around literacy readiness to engage children and parents with California Department of Education (CDE EHS-CCP) Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, The California Department of Education (CDE) Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Director Donna Elmore and staff were faced with the problem of how to connect with children and families in their program. With a service area ...Read In Full
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
by Edward Condon, Executive Director, Region 9 Head Start Association Financial Advisor George Fraser is a teacher at heart. He values a face-to-face relationship—meeting people where ...Read More
by Teri N. Talan. Ed.D., J.D. & Marina Magid – McCormick Center for EC Leadership
National Head Start Association
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation – An Office of the Administration for Children and Families
by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
By Jorge Luis Garcia, Frederik H. Bennhoff, Duncan Ermini Leaf, James Heckman
Becker Friedman Institute