• INNOVATIONS: January 2019 – Community Partnerships: Triple Bottom Line

    Tue, 01/15/2019

    Presented by Michael Mitchell Hear from a number of local programs on community partnerships which benefit our families multiple ways. Lead by Acelero-North Las Vegas, Michael Mitchell, you will hear 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. Continue Reading

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  • INNOVATIONS: December 2018 – Serving Incarcerated Families

    Tue, 12/11/2018

    Presenters : Jamie Selby & Maria Reyes Vargas Hear from University of Nevada, Reno about their home visiting program in partnership with the Washoe County Jail. They will explore the challenges and lessons learned with working inside in a correctional facility and the pregnant women enrolled to receive our services. Learn more Continue Reading

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  • Innovations: August 2018 – Growing Your Own – Staff Development

    Tue, 08/21/2018

    Presenters: Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand Description: 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. Hear from Pamm Shaw and Camilla Rand on the impact of the Apprentice Program. Resources PDF PowerPoint Webinar Recording  Continue Reading

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  • Innovations: July 2018 – Monitoring Review

    Tue, 07/17/2018

    Description: Four programs scheduled on the panel: • San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department • Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) • Maricopa County • YMCA of the East Bay • Honolulu Community Action Join your colleagues for a robust discussion of 2018 Monitoring Reviews (FA2). These agencies are prepared to share their program’s planning, on-site experience and hopefully final reports. R9HSA will construct a presentation, the panelist will offer their perspective, and you will be invited to submit questions in advance and on-line, live during the webinar. Resources Recording PPT Slides Maricopa County CCP Program - Summary for Program Year 2017/2018 Continue Reading

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  • Innovations: June 2018 – Pushing Data

    Tue, 06/19/2018

    Presenter: Michael Mitchell Description: Every aspect of Head Start is touched by data.  Our utilization of data is essential to a program capacity building.  Hear from North Las Vegas Acelero Learning’s Michael Mitchell on how pushing data out to all aspects of the organizations weekly strengthens program impacts.  Resources Recording PDF Slides Continue Reading

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  • Innovations: March 2018 – Facility Development

    Tue, 03/20/2018

    Presenter: Kristen DeMara Description: Community Services Reno – Newly opened Head Start and Early Head Start Building – Presenter Kristen DeMara will share the good, the difficult, and unforeseen aspects of facility development in Head Start. Resources Webinar Recording PowerPoint - PDF   Continue Reading

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  • Child’s play: Head Start can lead the way in creating smarter learning spaces indoors and out

    Fri, 03/16/2018

    By Tiffany Alston President, Nevada Head Start Association An amazing attribute about Head Start and another advantage: Since programs across the country are community-based and culturally reflective, they can easily incorporate new theories about early childhood education, absorbing from parents and community. More and more, Head Start programs are holistically linking education and environment: Allowing learning to flow both indoors and outdoors and using curriculum—especially STEM—outside as well as inside during play time. In a child’s world, play time is really learning time, too. What the experts in education tell us is this: “For human beings, learning is as fundamental as life itself. From the moment we are born up through age three, our brains create 700 new neural connections each second.”1 A Head Start classroom, then, should be a space that encourages exploration, experimentation—of making connections. The learning spaces also need to reflect their respective communities and be uplifting for the young students, their parents and teachers. “It is more important than ever for school districts, administrators and educational designers/architects to reevaluate the traditional pre-K or kindergarten classroom to provide more creative, engaging and specialized early childhood learning spaces,” says architect Stephen M. Nelson. Today, neuroscience and...

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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.

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