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August 2020

2020 First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 3:15 pm PDT
Live & On-Demand

Join us for our second First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference – this year we are offering professional development content 100% virtual – you can enjoy it live or on-demand.  We are excited to be using a conference tool- Whova – this will enhance your participation on any device – desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.  Our conference center allows you to navigate among presentations, exhibitors, networking spaces and more.   You will have more time to hear from experts,…

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Inspiring Movement, Resilience and Self-Care

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Help! I’m exhausted! Sound familiar? Join us for this fun and accessible workshop; offering ways to inspire resilience and self-care for both you and the children you serve. Learn how imaginative movement, mindfulness and calming techniques can support wellness both in and out of the classroom. The price for this session is $99.00/person – member or non member. The virtual training will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. The training will be broken into two segments 9:00am-10:30am, 10:45am-12:00pm PST. To learn…

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Essential Conditions for Successful Early Childhood Professionals Webinar

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

This session is brought to you in partnership with The Ounce.       We know that optimal family and developmental outcomes for children are largely dependent on the relationships, skills and consistency of positive interactions by center-based and home visiting professionals. To date, most research and efforts to improve the outcomes of early childhood services have primarily been focused on what practitioners do with children in the classroom or with a family during a home visit. But what is…

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September 2020

Q.I. Network: 2021 Cohort Forming Now

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

The R9HSA partners with Early Intel to host the Quality Improvement Network, offering members analytics, training, coaching and support around data and continuous quality improvement.  We'll be holding a webinar on Wednesday, September 9th at 1 pm PDT to share what the Network has been up to this year and what we're planning for 2021. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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Head Start California 2020 Health Institute

September 14 @ 7:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm PDT

September 14 - 16, 2020 Online Head Start California is transforming our signature Health Institute to a virtual event in this new COVID-19 world. For all of its heartbreaking tragedies, COVID-19 is also driving changes that will benefit the world and humanity. Social distancing aside, our ability to interact with one another through virtual video settings avoids the constraints and environmental impact of physical travel, along with time efficiencies and financial savings. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Directors Exchange – Managing Mindsets

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Led by Deidre Harris We’re living in unprecedented times with unprecedented upheaval and angst (to say the least!). So how do we support staff in managing their mindsets and maintaining their resiliency? Join us for a 1-hour wellness call with Deidre Harris who will facilitate conversations focused on strategies for “shifting” dispositions while helping staff feel empowered. Learn more  

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LENA – how you can utilize innovative talk pedometer technology to support children

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

LENA, a non-profit dedicated to closing opportunity gaps by focusing on interactions, has partnered with Head Start programs across the country to accelerate early language and literacy development. Join us in conversation with Region 9 Head Start grantees who use LENA to learn more about why they chose to implement LENA and how this innovative technology and strengths-based coaching can support your program in meeting the needs of young children. LENA’s programs have shown increases in CLASS scores, as well…

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HR Network – Supporting our Workforce

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Join with HR colleagues from around the region serving Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Registration is free upon approval; an e-mail from ZOOM will be sent out confirming your registration. Limited to the first 100 registrations per networking session. R9HSA member agencies only.   SUBMIT YOUR FREE REGISTRATION HERE    

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Early Head Start Network

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Lead Facilitator: Ariel Chaidez, Ounce of Prevention Build It Back Better Facilitated session to assist staff at all levels to openly discuss many of the challenges and dire circumstances created by the COVID -19 pandemic and other social issues of our times. Attendees will participate in a Build it Back Better session AND will be provided with the tools to conduct a similar session in their agency. Thanks to The Ounce of Prevention for this resource and lending us your…

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

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

In partnership with Retirement Benefits Group and OneAmerica Led by Peter Dunn, Chief Executive Officer – Your Money Line® & Hey Money® Special Guest: George Fraser, Managing Director – Retirement Benefits Group In this event, Pete will walk you through your financial strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Knowing what you’re working with is a great way to build stability and avoid common pitfalls.   Resources Recording Certificate of Participation

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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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