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Region 9 Head Start Association’s effort to lift up and share what works in our community by showcasing new and existing strategies from Head Start Grantees and Partner organizations.


60-minute Zoom webinar sessions. These sessions are offered to all of our member agencies free of charge.




  • April 14, 2023

    Nurturing the next generation of engineers through creative children’s literature.

    A 45 minutes interactive webinar that explores literature as the foundation to support young children’s creative and critical thinking development. Participants will understand how books and storytelling can expand children’s learning and thinking opportunities which are essential 21st-century skills for future engineers. Connecting engineering concepts to intentional hands-on play-based activities, they will leave with a plan to implement creative and critical thinking strategies in their setting the next day!

    Maria Teresa Ruiz initiated her journey as a Head Start Parent. She holds an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies, a BS in Psychology, and a Child Development Graduate Certificate enhancing her understanding and twenty-eight years of practice in the field of early childhood education. Maria Teresa has served as an ECE Teacher for 13 years. For the last fifteen years, as a Child Development Specialist, and as a STEAM coach for the last 7 years, She has supported professional development workshops disseminating evidence-based research for high-quality program improvement.

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  • COVID Vaccines for Children 5 and Under

    Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP is the 2018 Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her background includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing.

    Dr. Kraft led a pediatric accountable care program at Cincinnati Children’s from 2014-2017. Her financial model incorporated investments to address social determinants of health, population health data-driven quality improvement initiatives and improved payment for primary care services. Dr. Kraft served as Interim Medical Director for the Complex Care Program at Cincinnati Children’s from 2016-2017, where she led family-centered design with team-based professionals in the care of medically complex children. She was the Primary Investigator at Cincinnati Children’s for the Children’s Hospital Association Health Care Innovation Award.

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  • May 5, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

    Picking Up the Pieces: 5 Tips to Meet Kids’ Social & Emotional Needs While Putting Ourselves Back Together

    Participating in this 60-minute interactive, fast-track webinar focusing on “Picking up the Pieces: 5 Tips to Meet Kids’ Social & Emotional Needs While Putting Ourselves Back Together” just might give you the time and space you need to establish and maintain your new calming and comforting routine as you nurture yourself and the children in your care, restoring your well-being one piece at a time.

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  • May 24, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

    Engaging alumni in your community

    We know Head Start alumni are an untapped power source but alumni engagement often must take a back seat in the face of limited resources and time. Join this session to learn practical tips to engage your program alum with minimum resources and maximum impact in the areas of program reputation, parent engagement, and community partnerships.

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