INNOVATIONS Webinar Series

Is your program doing great work around special populations in our community?  Have you created new ways to recruit and retain staff?  Have you opened a new facility? Have you discovered new ways to ensure full enrollment regular attendance? Are you delivering innovations in health services?
Throughout 2020, R9HSA will dedicate a monthly webinar session to lift up and share what works in our community.  


Scheduled Webinars



Interested in Presenting?

We are seeking submissions of projects in your program that will assist with other agencies seeking to do great work.  To submit your agency’s best practice or to discuss ideas you would like to propose, contact Ed Condon, – or call 916-259-0971 ext 101. 

Past Webinars

July 10, 2019

Workforce Development: Parent to Teacher Program – Growing Our Own

Presented by Veronica Garcia & Tony Jordan – Stanislaus County Office of Education

Learn how a Head Start program partnered with local institutions of higher learning (i.e. colleges) to make this happen. In less than one year, they have had 60 parents complete the program and 17 of them already employed at sites.  It has been a huge success! They will provide step by step guidance and simple forms/processes used in their program. There will also be a section dedicated to questions and answers. Sign up for the webinar and hear how you can replicate this program in your area.

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March 12, 2020

Overcoming Your In-Kind Challenges
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February 22, 2018
Presenters: Dr. Paul Glassman, Dr. Yogita Thakur, and Manufou Liaiga Anoa’i

This session provided an overview of the history, benefits, and current use of and expansion of telehealth connected teams and Virtual Dental Homes (VDH) to improve oral health for children in Head Start programs.  Furthermore, provided some background on opportunities to influence state policy to create welcoming environments for this system.


March 20, 2018

Facility Development

Presenter: Kristen DeMara

Community Services Reno – Newly opened Head Start and Early Head Start Building – Presenter Kristen DeMara shared the good, the difficult, and unforeseen aspects of facility development in Head Start.


June 19, 2018

Pushing Data

Presenter: Michael Mitchell

Every aspect of Head Start is touched by data.  Our utilization of data is essential to a program capacity building.  Acelero Learning’s Michael Mitchell discussed pushing data out to all aspects of the organizations weekly strengthens program impacts. 


July 17, 2018

2018 Monitoring Review


• San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department
• Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)
• Maricopa County
• YMCA of the East Bay
• Honolulu Community Action

This session consisted of a robust discussion of 2018 Monitoring Reviews (FA2). The panelists shared their program’s planning, on-site experience final reports.


August 21, 2018

Growing Your Own – Staff Development

Presenters: Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand

YMCA of the East Bay and Contra Costa Community Services District have launched a number of staff efforts to grow their own workforce during very difficult times. Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand discussed the impact of the Apprentice Program.


November 20, 2018

Fatherhood and Male Involvement

Presenter: Marion Hill



December 11, 2018

Serving Incarcerated Families

Presenters : Jamie Selby & Maria Reyes Vargas

The session introduced the experience with the startup of a home visiting program within their local jail. The discussion was what we’ve learned so far from working at a local jail who houses pregnant inmates. We explored the challenges and lessons learned with working inside in a correctional facility and the pregnant women we interact with.



January 15, 2019 

Community Partnerships: Triple Bottom Line

Presenter: Michael Mitchell

This session presented a number of local programs discussion community partnerships which benefit our families multiple ways. Lead by Acelero-North Las Vegas, Michael Mitchell discussed unique strategies that not only address families immediate needs, as well as branding your sites as a long term community resource – lifting enrollment, impacting a your community in a deeper way.


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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