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Pre-service with a Punch!

3:00 PM EDT
3:30 PM EDT

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Do you struggle with how to ‘fit it all in’ when you are planning pre-service?

Interested in an easy, affordable, fun way to maximize your time so you can spend more time building relationships and less time meeting compliance?

Come listen to Dr. B and Rachel Hutchison as they show you the magic of self-paced professional development (PD) and how you can use and even create your own high quality Head Start specific online PD. In this Pre-Service with a Punch! webinar, we will unlock the magic of leveraging self-paced PD to create engaging training for all staff, so you can spend less time meeting compliance and more time where it matters – relationship building!


Dr. Deborah Bergeron served as director of the Office of Head Start from 2018-21. From 2019-21 she broadened her leadership as director of the Office of Early Childhood Development in the Administration for Children and Families. Known as “Dr. B” to former students and teachers, she spent three decades in pre-K–12 public education as a classroom teacher and school administrator and currently serves as deputy director for Community Engagement and Innovation at NHSA.


Rachel Hutchison is the Manager of Online Instructional Design at the National Head Start Association (NHSA). In this role she oversees the design and management of 100+ online courses for the Academy at NHSA. In 2021, Hutchison launched NHSA in the Classroom, an initiative that aims to increase access to world-class arts and educational resources through virtual programming.  Rachel earned her bachelors in writing and communication at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and her masters in creative writing at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Rachel grew up in Havre, Montana and enjoys puppetry, music, and hiking.