The Head Start Manager Credential is designed for general management and will provide learners with information on a number of topics—ranging from becoming an advocate in the Head Start community to innovating within the program. This course will help leaders expand Head Start’s reach beyond the program and directly impact their communities!
Are you a leader in the Head Start community looking to expand your impact and drive innovation within the program? Look no further than the Head Start Manager Credential course!
Designed specifically for general management, this course offers an engaging and interactive online professional learning experience that focuses on building essential business and leadership skills. With a focus on leadership, change, and innovation, you’ll learn everything you need to take your career to the next level. In addition to one in-person session and eight live-virtual sessions, this program also features presentations, case studies, personal assessments, individual and group exercises, and special projects. With the Head Start Manager Credential, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the early childhood field and gain the confidence and capability to tackle new challenges. Plus, with the help of professional coaching, you’ll create a personalized action plan to guide your progress.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and drive positive change within your organization.
New cohorts will be accepted annually in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Please visit the registration page to see the upcoming dates.
Course Meeting Times:
- Learners will be required to attend six to eight meetings, totaling 12 hours. Please visit the registration page to see the schedule for the upcoming cohorts.
- After completion, learners will be eligible to attend an exclusive general management session at NHSA’s National Head Start Conference (registration included) that further accelerates your development as a leader and enables you to network with NHSA staff, business professionals, and your cohort peers.
Head Start Alignment:
This course supports programs in meeting Part 1302-Program Operations requirements that covers the full range of operations from enrolling eligible children and providing program services to those children and their families, to managing programs to ensure staff are qualified and supported to effectively provide services. This part also focuses on using data through ongoing program improvement to ensure high-quality service.
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20 Hours of Course Material
6 Months of Access to Course
What learners are saying...
"The NHSA Head Start Manager Credential course is a must for managers. Listening to the perspectives of the Instructors and discussing leadership with other managers was very insightful."
—Austin McCasland, Community Action Project of Tulsa County
"This was a well-rounded course that highlight key Head Start principles. This course is perfect for reflecting on how to be an efficient leader."
—Brandi Moore, New St. Paul Tabernacle
"The most valuable part of this course to me was learning more deeply my leadership style and what I can do to build upon it."
—Olivia Romanello, Martha's Table, Inc.
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