We are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID – 19.  We are actively checking information shared with us by the following sources:

  • Center for Disease Control
  • Office of Head Start
  • State Departments of Health
  • World Health Organization
  • And event and meeting industry organizations

We will continue to educate ourselves on appropriate responses as the facts and authorities update their recommendations.

Below are some great resources for you, your staff, and families to help you navigate these hectic times, so please take a moment to go through and take advantage of them.

R9HSA Resources

To access all recorded webinars, click on the YouTube link below:

R9HSA’s Webinars

Vaccine Education Webinar – January 2021

Vaccine Education Webinar – February 2021

Vaccine Education Webinar – March 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM PT

Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19 Webinar 

Early Childhood Leaders Managing the Stress of Working in Response to COVID-19 Webinar, in partnership with

Emergency Response Strategies to Support Young Children and Families during COVID-19 Webinar, in partnership with

Home Style Family Engagement Webinar

Seize the Opportunity: Now is the Time to Provide Remote Professional Development for Your Teachers

Penny Wise – How to Recession-Proof Your Finances

At a Time of Crisis: The BEST of us to the Front!

A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything

Math Strategies for Home Settings

Working with Parents to Combat their Children’s Stress and Anxiety Associated with the COVID-19 Virus

How to provide emotional support for children with challenging behaviors at home and center based-settings – a focus on infants and toddlers

Engaging Young Children in STEAM and MakerEd Explorations at Home

Imagination Yoga: Mindfulness & Movement Every Day

I Said Goodbye and You Said Hello: Strategies for Teachers to Support Parent/Child Interactions at Home during COVID-19

Solutions Webinar: The Calming Kit

Preventing Infectious Disease in Early Child Care and the Role of Technology

Facebook Live with Crayon Collection

Communication and Language in the Early Years: Exploring Key Milestones from Birth to 5 Years

Interactive Music & Movement

Grief and Loss with Young Children

Move Into Wellness

Solutions Webinar: The Future of Sanitizing – Prevent, Prepare and Respond to Infectious Outbreaks

The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families

Penny Wise – How to make the best decision in challenging time



In these times it is essential for you to share your story in many directions – with your staff, parents, partners and the local media. We have created two tools for you to use in this effort.  

The first is a simple MEDIA ADVISORY. Just a couple tips – The form should be sent to the education, lifestyle, feature, government reporter(s) of local newspapers and to the assignment editor of the local radio and/or TV stations. Print and electronic media also have news/tip submission portals on their websites, so these can be searched for and used. It’s best to paste the information into the web portal and not use an attached pdf or Word doc. Please share with the R9HSA any resulting coverage so that we may share it with others tracking the impact of Head Start. Click here to download the MEDIA ADVISORY.

In addition, the flow of information may be a challenge to staff and parents. As we move from this phase to the next, all of us are restless and ready for a change.  Here is another tool that we have drafted to support the understanding of information sources. Click here to download – COVID-19 Information Guide & Websites. 



External Resources


Last updated on March 5, 2021


The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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