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September 2020

Directors Exchange – Managing Mindsets

September 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

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, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online

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, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

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, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

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, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

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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Evidence Says! Webinar Series – Family Engagement

September 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online

In the first installment of the "Evidence Says" webinar series--University of California Irvine, School of Education Professor, Andres Bustamante--will discuss research on family engagement in early childhood settings. This session will introduce best practices for engaging caregivers and families in young children's early educational experience, principles of human-centered design and how to center a learning environment around community cultural capital and assets. Bustamante will also draw examples from his own work engaging families in co-designing playful learning environments in urban…

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October 2020

Don’t let the Fall get you down! — Prepare you classrooms to fight back this flu season with the future of sanitizing

October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online

Led by Bill Williams, President – Innovative Healthcare Solutions, LLC The Head Start community has been sanitizing essentially the same way since 1965! Now is the time to prepare for your return to the classroom. Respond with new technology that is faster, safer, eco-friendly and more effective in preventing the spread of infectious outbreaks. Resources Recording - coming soon... PowerPoint Slides Certificate of Participation

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2020 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Online

The Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference is designed to celebrate the different cultures, traditions and practices that are reflected in the modern family. In doing so, participants learn how to use the strengths and attributes of culture to aid a child’s own successful walk through the world. In this conference, nationally and internationally known practitioners, researchers and motivational speakers share their knowledge, to teach us and to learn from us, about parent engagement through the lens of cultural awareness.…

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November 2020

Head Start Webinar Series

November 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - December 14, 2020 @ 3:15 pm PST
Online

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Description: The changes to the Designation Renewal System (recompetition) and monitoring for Head Start,  provide a window of opportunity for programs to work towards quality improvement by implementing innovative content and approaches to the structures and processes that exist in your program.  In this 3 part series, participants will have the opportunity to engage deeply on three topics 1) “The Cookie” University of Florida framework to  consider structures, processes, & conditions that impact planning and…

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January 2021

Penny Wise – New year, new tips, and fresh ideas to manage your money

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
Online
Free

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 Join us for another special presentation of Pete the Planner. New year, new tips, Pete offers R9HSA's members fresh ideas to manage your money. This session is open and free to all!   Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning comedian and an award-winning financial mind. He’s…

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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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