The development of skills to advocate for children, families, and communities is at the heart of the Head Start Movement. Since its inception in 1965, Head Start had been focused on the empowerment of individuals to create a better more hopeful, and just life for all.
Head Start’s multi-generational, locally designed, and responsive operations have been well served by four pillars – Child Development – Family Engagement – Health and Social Services – Community Action. For 55 plus years, Project Head Start has advanced by the determined advocacy of our constituents and allies. In addition, lessons and skills gained during our constituent’s time in the program has continued to be a profound resource as those individuals navigated the K-12 Education system, community development projects, and local governmental structures.
We find Head Start alumni in all sectors – business to government, sports to entertainment, and all around us in local agencies are Head Start heroes.
What will this T4T cover?
A nine-week cohort will cover essential skills for all who support community engagement and advocacy. The course will equip teams to replicate similar training at the local level within parent leadership circles, policy council, and site committees.
Utilizing online learning platforms, Cafe format for discussion, and a rich exchange of materials, this T4T will provide participants an excellent framework to support parent leadership, civic participation, and advocacy at the local level.
R9HSA’s Training West is in partnership with Child360 – is launching a new and innovative approach to support program staff advancing advocacy skill in parent leaders in their local community.
This 9-week cohort will start March 29, 2021, and conclude July 19, 2021.
Registration includes two staff and one parent leader per team. The fee for R9HSA Members is $2250 per team of 3, non-member agencies $2500 per team of 3.
Registration is limited to 10 teams.
All meetings are scheduled online, 10-12 noon PST
Week 1 – March 29, 2021
Week 2 – April 2, 2021, Café – April 12, 2021
Week 3 – April 16, 2021, Café – April 26, 2021
Week 4 – April 30, 2021, Café – May 10, 2021
Week 5 – May 14, 2021, Café – May 24, 2021
Week 6 – May 28, 2021, Café – June 7, 2021
Week 7 – June 11, 2021, Café – June 21, 2021
Week 8 – June 25, 2021, Café – July 6, 2021
Week 9 – July 9, 2021, Café July 19, 2021
In partnership with Child360, R9HSA’s Advancing Advocacy will be led by two exceptional facilitators. Click here to learn more about them.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-259-0971.
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.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.