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On-Demand • Online • 10 PD Hours
Not included


NHSA’s Early Head Start Basics course provides a comprehensive understanding of Early Head Start services, from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday.

Terms Available: Coming Soon, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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On-Demand • Online • 1 PD Hour

Discover the power of neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology, and social-emotional learning with MindUp. Together, we can help children regulate their emotions, focus their attention, mitigate challenging behaviors, and improve their overall mental fitness.

Terms Available: Coming Soon, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$25
Regular Rate:
$50

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On-Demand • Online • 4 PD Hours

How much do you/your staff know about special education laws and how they apply to the Head Start Program Performance Standards? This course is designed to provide vital information on children with disabilities and the key laws that are essential for compliance.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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On-Demand • Online • 4 PD Hours

Enhance and expand your nutrition-based programming both in the classroom and for families at home.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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On-Demand • Online • 1 PD Hour

Head Start Basics Series:

Explores how early education programs can partner with families to support children’s healthy development, school readiness, and wellbeing by following Head Start’s renowned whole-family model.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$25
Regular Rate:
$50

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On-Demand • Online • 1 PD Hour

Free! This one-hour dynamic course provides the basic information required to work or volunteer in a Head Start or an Early Head Start classroom.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
On-Demand • Online • 18 PD Hours
Not included


This inspiring learning journey shares research on brain development, child development, and adult learning that you can use to better your own life, and to help children thrive.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring
On-Demand • Online • 4 PD Hours

This Gardening with Kids course covers how the basics on getting started and giving young children hands-on experiences in the garden.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$25
Regular Rate:
$50

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On-Demand • Online • 3 PD Hours
Not included


This course introduces financial basics that everyone in Head Start needs to know. Participants will learn where Head Start funds come from, how they can be used, and the responsibilities staff and governing bodies have as stewards of federal dollars.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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On-Demand • Online • 3 PD Hours

Policy Council Basics provides an overview of Head Start’s structure, helping parents grow as leaders and decision-makers.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$25
Regular Rate:
$50

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On-Demand • Online • 4 PD Hours

Educate and have an open dialogue with your staff on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI). This course is the perfect first step in your program’s DEI journey by defining shared vocabulary, language, and values.

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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On-Demand • Online • 10 PD Hours

Available in Pre-Service Bundle

This course trains new and returning staff on the basics of Head Start—the program’s history, parent and family engagement, health policies, Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and more!

Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Member Rate:
$90
Regular Rate:
$195

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