| UPDATE: Early Head Start: A Stand Out Success
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!
Presented by Ursula Johnson, Ph.D.
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.
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,
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 www.reg6hsa.org
. 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!
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.