Conference April 24-25 - Central Texas Programs
Texas Head Start Association and Harris County
Department of Education Area 1 Head Start (HCDE)
invite all Central Texas programs to join the
THSA Mini Conference, April 24-25, 2014, at
the Harris County Department of Education.
mini conference will be the first of many that
will be held throughout the year as an
alternative to the annual yearly THSA
conferences will be located in areas throughout
Texas to help reduce the cost of travel and
hotel fees for participants.
Training is targeted for Head Start Managers,
Coordinators, and Early Childhood Educators.
Reserve your spot today by
CF Releases Early Head Start -Child Care
Partnerships Web Page
part of President Obama’s Early Education Plan,
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
will support States and communities in expanding
high-quality early learning to infants and
toddlers through the Early Head Start-Child Care
Partnerships. Through these partnerships, Early
Head Start grantees will partner with
center-based and family child care providers who
agree to meet EHS Program Performance Standards
and to provide comprehensive, full-day,
full-year, high-quality services to infants and
toddlers from low-income families.
ACF has launched an
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Web
which includes an
resources, and the
President's Early Learning Initiative.
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Join THSA for 2014!
Memberships are now available online. Your
membership entitles you to reduced registration
rates at parent and staff conferences, updates
on the latest legislative news, scholarships,
and much more!
Needs of Early Care and Education Workforce
early care and education workforce is more
highly educated and more stable than previously
believed, according to a new study from
HHS’ Administration for Children and Families
(ACF). The study finds that 53 percent of
center-based early care and education providers
have at least an associate degree. This is an
increase from the 36 percent indicated in
previous studies. Despite these improvements,
some challenges remain.
The study was based on
surveys completed by more than 10,000 early
childhood care providers in 2012 and provides
the first thorough picture of the early care and
education workforce in two decades.
Understanding and improving the early care and
education workforce is essential because these
providers not only support working parents, but
also help educate and care for children during
the most rapid period of brain development –
from birth to five years old.
Read the full study.
healthcare mandates changing daily, many
employers have questions about how healthcare
reform will affect their businesses and what
steps they can take to protect the health of
their company and employees. Holmes Murphy &
Associates is providing Texas Head Start
Association members an opportunity be advised on
specifics of employer mandates outlined by
the Affordable Care Act,
practical strategies for reducing costs and
options for addressing healthcare reform
from an employer's prospective and
proven strategies that bring about
measurable clinical and financial results to
flatten your healthcare trend
Scholarships and Awards
The National Head
Awards Program is
open to individual,
affiliate members of
NHSA in good
consult NHSA staff
with any questions
to ensure successful
or (703) 299-7517.
For a detailed list
NHSA Scholarship &