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NEWS: THSA Mini Conference Video!

The Texas Head Start Association in conjunction with the Harris County Department of Education Area 1 Head Start (HCDE) held a mini conference April 24-25,2014.


Training was targeted for Head Start managers, coordinators, and early childhood educators. Watch the video recap!

NEWS: THSA 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Texas Head Start Association Scholarship application packet for 2014 is now available. Eleven scholarships will be awarded to deserving individuals who can benefit and achieve their goal of acquiring a higher education.  Information on each type of scholarship that is awarded is included. The deadline to submit your application is July 28. Download the packet here.


Please direct any inquiries and questions to Cinithia Melton, Scholarships & Awards Committee Chair at (972) 283-6427.


NEWS: Register for the FREE 4th Annual TSR - July 9-11
The 4th Annual Texas School Ready! Early Childhood Summer Institute will be held July 9-11 at the Wyndham San Antontio Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. The cost for registration is free!

The conference will bring together early childhood professionals from a variety of settings including public school, Head Start and child care, and feature many workshops including language and literacy, math and science, social and emotional development, and school leadership and program improvement. Register now!


NEWS: Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) have launched Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! to encourage developmental and behavioral screening for children to support the families and providers who care for them.


The program will help families look for and celebrate milestones, promote universal screenings, identify delays as early as possible, and improve the support available to help children succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers. Learn more...


NEWS: Navigating Health Care Reform

With 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 the following:

  • The specifics of employer mandates outlined by the Affordable Care Act,

  • practical strategies for reducing costs and remaining compliant,

  • 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

  • Learn more!



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