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Official Statement from THSA on Hurricane Harvey and Disaster Relief Funds


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THSA is looking for Head Start alumni throughout the state of Texas. If you or someone you know has attended a Head Start program in Texas, please take a moment to complete our online form for possible inclusion on our website and future publications.

   Advocate For Tomorrow's Texan Leaders

Interested in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs? Learn how to enroll a child and use the online tool to locate a Head Start center in your area. 

 UPDATE: Early Head Start: A Stand Out Success

THSA Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, writes for the Huffington Post about Early Head Start. "The start reality is the biggest obstacles and greatest inequality often have roots early in life. And that's where Head Start plays a critical, life-altering role for nearly one million vulnerable children each year." Read the full blog post here.

 CATCH Global Foundation

Announcing a great opportunity for Texas Early Childhood Programs!

The TDA has opened the application process for their “Establishing 3E’s” grant".  The Establishing the 3E’s program that incentivizes the creation and expansion of nutrition education programs in any childcare institution or community organization.  This program is geared toward 3-5 year old children and allows students and their parents to learn that proper nutrition education at an early age is pertinent to developing healthy eating and exercising habits. This grant is open to any CACFP Sponsor Organization, CACFP Independent Childcare Center, Head Start Program or other early childhood education program. The CATCH team is available to assist any programs applying to start or expand the CATCH program with the grant funds. For further information or assistance, please call Lindsay Edgar from the CATCH Global Foundation at 855-500-0050 x805.

 Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA)

Exploring our State's Free Kindergarten

Entry Screener, Cooming Fall 2017!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 pm CDT

Presented by Ursula Johnson, Ph.D.

Join us to learn about the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA)! Housed on CLI Engage, TX-KEA is a comprehensive and time-efficient screener developed by child development and assessment experts at TEA and the Children's Learning Institute. This webinar will describe TX-KEA's background, showcase assessment items, and share the most recent updates from the research team.


Texas public schools can access the screener and its reporting features at no cost. All administrators, specialists, and teachers are welcome!

        For more information on TX-KEA, visit our website.

 REGION VI UPDATE: Register for Annual Head Start Conference
Greetings Region VI,

The 2017 Region VI/Arkansas Head Start Institute Committee would like for you to join us at the 2017 Region VI/Arkansas Head Start Institute to be held at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel/Statehouse Convention Center, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, Arkansas on August 27-31, 2017.
Additional information is available at the Region VI Head Start website at Click on the Training Conference Link. Please call the Arkansas Head Start Office at 501-371-0740, if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to seeing you in Arkansas in August. 

 NHSA UPDATE: Keep Parents Engaged!

Help preserve parent and family engagement and local program design flexibility which are threatened in the new Head Start Performance Standards by sending this letter to the President asking him and his administration to make sure the Office of Head Start preserves parent and family engagement and the ability to be flexible with program design to meet local community needs. A Parent's Voices for Choices campaign has been launched to help get letters to the editor published in newspapers all over the country.



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