- New Hire Onboarding
- CDA Renewal - Infant & Toddler
- CDA Renewal - Preschool
- Instruction and Effective Practice
- Leadership and Management
- Parents and Families
- Program Operations
- Support Services
Support the development of critical skills in young children and gain social and emotional learning resources you can use every day.
Geared towards education managers, coaches, and teachers in leadership positions, this credential is designed to assist learners in preparing their teaching staff for success in everything from classroom management to Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) compliance, and more! This credential compiles a series of Academy courses that strengthen important education leadership skills.
Staff who are new to Family Service in Head Start will be empowered and inspired by lessons that cover HSPPS, PFCE framework, ERSEA, how to guard against compassion fatigue, and more. New staff will leave this course prepared to begin their family service journey.
Renew your certifications that you have received through The Academy for an additional five years by demonstrating your ongoing commitment to your development.
From intention to action, this course empowers learners with the leadership skills needed to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not only an intentional focus, but also an intentional practice in their program.
NHSA’s Early Head Start Basics course provides a comprehensive understanding of Early Head Start services, from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday.
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.
Personal financial wellness improves quality of life and enhances Head Start programs’ staff’s ability to provide services and care to families In this course, learners explore evidence-based strategies for savings, paying off debt, and achieving your personal financial goals.
Improve your understanding and approach to special education! In addition to sharing the latest research and best practices from Vanderbilt University, this course connects early childhood professionals with a network of support and provides practical strategies to mitigating challenging behaviors.
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.
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!