- New Hire Onboarding
- CDA Renewal - Infant & Toddler
- CDA Renewal - Preschool
- Instruction and Effective Practice
- Leadership and Management
- Parents and Families
- Program Operations
- Support Services
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.
Renew your certifications that you have received through The Academy for an additional five years by demonstrating your ongoing commitment to your development.
The Executive Leadership Committee is an opportunity extended to those leaders who successfully complete the Executive Leadership Credential. The committee will work together regularly throughout the year to tackle trends in Head Start and Early Head Start.
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.
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.
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!
Property Essentials supports Head Start grant recipients in ensuring their facilities and equipment are safe, healthy, and nurturing environments for children, families, and staff.
This course provides an overview of all things related to providing high-quality health services to Head Start and Early Head Start children and their families.
Join us for a year-long journey to develop executive-level leadership skills, collaborate to solve current challenges, and identify innovative approaches to leading Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Improve classroom management by building a positive classroom culture of safety and trust for children and teachers.
This program will equip you with three innovative approaches to managing challenging behaviors in the classroom. Hone your classroom management skills with us!
This credential explores topics surrounding day-to-day leadership in Head Start and Early Head Start sites. Participants will work on managing and leading teams, setting tone and culture at the site level, and managing the everyday responsibilities that make up Head Start and Early Head Start programming.