Year: 2021


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A desire to serve: Head Start scholarship fundraiser has huge impact on teachers’ lives

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 ...

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Adult Learning

by Alexandra Alexander, PhD There is power in being a learner. We tell children this all the time. “Knowledge is Power!” Are you imagining the inspirational poster hanging on your elementary school classroom? But somehow, as we age, as we graduate high school or graduate from college, its ...

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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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Celebrating Black History Month – Ronnie Herndon

By Wassy Tesfa, Chair, Region 9 Head Start Association Board of Directors February 10, 2021 Over the past 40 years of Head Start, few individuals have brought as much passion for our movement as Mr. Ronnie Herndon. Truly an evangelist for the movement. In addition, Ronnie has worked in and around, above and beyond ...

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Celebrating Black History Month – Mrs. Helen H. Taylor (1942-2000)

By Wassy Tesfa, Chairperson, Region 9 Head Start Association Board of Directors February 2021 ushers in many new consequential events – a new President and Administration – new hope with vaccines and the return to a more normal operation. Additionally, February is a month of remembrance and celebration – this year we are ...

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  • May 5, 2021

Family Engagement Keynote Anthony Barrows: Applying Behavioral Science to Program Design

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  • May 5, 2021

At 55 Years and in a Pandemic, Head Start Is Still Connected

By Edward Condon, Executive Director Region 9 Head Start Association Every year at Head Start’s ...
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