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Messages that Motivate!

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Professional Development Tools Webinars Best Practice Family Engagement Parent and Family Parent Gauge

Messages that Motivate! Program:

Between work, caregiving, and all the rest of life’s demands, Head Start families are busy. With so much on their plates, it’s no wonder educators say it’s hard to get families’ attention.  Whether we’re communicating in person or through emails and flyers, it’s a challenge to ensure your messages have an impact. In this webinar, you’ll get practical strategies for connecting with families without overwhelming them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Break down complex topics into manageable activities for parents
  • Write with equity, access and empowerment in mind
  • Lead a high quality conversation that results in action
  • Using your communications tools to motivate parents to keep coming back

Tune in for messages that motivate and practical strategies you can use right away to meaningfully engage with families and improve student outcomes by strengthening family involvement.


Sandy Oceguera is the Sr. Data Product Manager at NHSA. Her background includes 5 years in social services and 5 years in big data analytics lending her a unique perspective in utilizing and developing NHSA’s data products, including Parent Gauge, usefulness for the field. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Colorado State University with a specialization in public and nonprofit management.



Rebecca Honig is the Chief Content and Curriculum Officer at ParentPowered. She has authored numerous curricula, parent guides, and children’s storybooks for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Disney, Compass Learning, PBS, WGBH, HITN, Nickelodeon, Mo Willems, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. She has also served as a Curriculum and Content Specialist for Sesame Street and spent ten years teaching in public, private, and after-school programs. Rebecca has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College.
Mary Westervelt is the Director of Marketing and Communications for ParentPowered. She is passionate about helping great ideas take flight. A lifelong member of the mission-driven entrepreneurial world, she has worked across industries and sectors, with the last seven years in edtech. She holds an MBA in managing for sustainability from Marlboro College and a B.A. from the College of William & Mary in anthropology.
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