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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.

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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: THSA 2016 Scholarships - Apply Today

THSA Scholarship Packet is made available for those deserving individuals who can benefit and achieve their goal of acquiring a higher education. Information on each type of scholarship that is awarded can be found in the packet. All applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, June 24.
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 CONFERENCE: Conscious Discipline and More







Join us for the East Texas Regional Child Care Conference in Longview, TX on June 11, 8:30am - 3:30pm. Cost is $40 and lunch is included. Keynote speaker is Mary Margaret, expert in the field of conscious discipline. Register online now or download the brochure and mail-in.


 OHS UPDATE: Supplemental Funds Available

Congress has appropriated $294 million in supplemental funding for existing Head Start and Early Head Start programs to increase the number of hours and days of high-quality services offered each year to enrolled children. As such, the Office of Head Start (OHS) has released ACF-PI-HS-16-02 Supplemental Funds Available to Extend Duration of Services in Head Start and Early Head Start. It outlines the purpose, eligibility, and application process for these funds. Join OHS on Friday, April 29 at 1pm EDT for a webinar to review the application process for these funds. Panelists will describe eligibility requirements for the funds, considerations for applying, and the application mechanism in the Head Start Enterprise System. Register here for the webinar!

 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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 2016 Texas Head Start Association
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