“I’m not a music teacher.” How to use music and movement
“I’m not a music teacher.” How using music and movement can be enjoyable for ALL early childhood educators. Despite the many benefits and strengths of teaching STEM through the Arts, many teachers shy away from using music and movement activities in their classroom. Given how incredibly effective and efficient this tool is, why are teachers…
Supporting the A in STEAM
STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It is not as common of an acronym as STEM, but adding the arts into this grouping of subjects has been proven to help children learn all of the other subjects. In STEAM, the arts are at the center of a robust…
Data Literacy Credential Empowers an experienced Head Start manager
The Data Literacy Credential presented by The Academy at NHSA makes data interesting, fun, and positive, says Head Start Director Keri Young.
Program of Excellence: Children First
Children First is a long-standing Head Start Program of Excellence, holding the title for more than two decades.
The Formula Shortage and Early Head Start
Parents and caregivers across the country are anxious and scared about the ongoing formula shortage. Early Head Start program staff know all too well the negative impacts food insecurity and hunger have on children and families and understand why the formula shortage is top-of-mind for so many caregivers across the country. Here’s the latest information…
Program of Excellence: CAPSLO
Migrant and Seasonal program CAPSLO’s commitment to quality is reflected in their designation as a Program of Excellence awarded in 2016.
Program of Excellence: Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start
Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start has been an NHSA Program of Excellence for more than two decades.
Macy Jones, Bold and Decisive Leader in Times of Crisis
Head Start Director Macy Jone’s community was hit hard by COVID-19. She hired a full-time licensed clinician to provide support.
Preparation and Collaboration Serve Families in Crisis
Deputy Director of Duval Head Start/Early Head Start in Florida Maria McNair went a long way to help families adjust to virtual programming.
Facing Collective Trauma, Prioritizing Protective Factors
As the pandemic hit, Anat Weisenfreund focused on supporting and empowering staff and families as they were engulfed in collective trauma.
Turning Necessity into Opportunity
Laure Hopper turned necessity into opportunity by creating new nature-based play spaces and maintaining family and staff connection.
Supporting Teams with a Strength-Based Foundation
Melissa McPheeters approaches obstacles with a strengths-based foundation and abundance mindset combined with a focus on socio-emotional safety and connection.