What We Do

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At the Region 9 Head Start Association, our motto is “We Elevate Head Start Community” and that is what we do! But why? Head Start stands as a unique 2-generational program focused on upward mobility – for enrolled children, their families and the communities served. Upward mobility means closing the education readiness gap for the youngest learners. Ensuring they start their compensatory education ready to succeed regardless of circumstances of birth. Upward mobility means strengthening families by building on their strengths, however, limited or stressed. Fostering strategies resulting in resilience, addressing trauma, and supporting family functioning so that all members can contribute in a healthy manner. Upward mobility means community engagement that cultivates participation in civic life.

Helping all to see the essential goal of building healthy communities for all to thrive.
At Region 9 Head Start Association we believe in elevating the actions of children, teachers, program leaders, and government partners to strengthen collaborations and increase awareness of Head Start and Early Head Start’s advantage.

We elevate the community by offering professional development trainings, peer-to-peer networks, membership services, and communications.

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Latest News

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  • September 22, 2021

CCRC’s Response to Universal Transitional Kindergarten

by Michael Olenick, Ph.D., President & CEO with research by Aja Goare For more ...
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  • May 5, 2021

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

Do you know what’s best for you and your family? This is a simple ...
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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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Questions? Contact us at headstartr9@region9hsa.org.