The Region 9 Head Start Association (R9HSA) is a not-for-profit organization created to support at-risk families and to represent the interests of Region 9 Head Start programs. We are committed to elevating the Head Start Community through education, training programs, and services.
R9HSA provides assistance to Head Start programs in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Region to ensure their ongoing viability and vitality. We represent the largest geographical region in the United States and serve more than 130,000 infants, toddlers, preschool children, and families. The association’s members deliver the following services: Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Child Care Partners.
Since 2001, R9HSA has provided programs, conferences, trainings, and events to continue elevating the conversations of the Head Start Community so that we may all better serve the families and children throughout our region.
Region 9 provides programs and services that assist members to:
The Region 9 Association also lends additional power to Head Start’s voice and advocacy with government officials, stakeholders, and the public. R9HSA collaborates with other state Head Start Associations, the National Head Start Association, the National Migrant and Tribal Head Start Association, the National Indian Head Start Directors Association, and the Office of Head Start.
We are passionate about the possibility of giving all families and children from birth to 5, an opportunity to succeed in school, and in life. This is our purpose.
The Head Start Community is our inspiration, and we wish to foster inclusivity, kindness, knowledge, leadership, courage, and innovation. It is our duty to elevate the Head Start Community by offering insightful, innovative, and pertinent programs and services via our conferences, networks, events, and advocacy.
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.
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