Fom the beginning, Head Start has not only keep up with current trends, but has introduced new and bold ideas into the broader early learning community. Early Head Start, too, is a model of the very best and most innovative in child and family services.

The 2023 Early Head Start Learning Series honors our drive to learn and to introduce and incorporate the best new evidence-based practices and ideas into our practice. This year’s series includes webinars on two tracks—advocacy and best practice—and runs from June to December.

Early Head Start Advocacy

June 7, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Learn how to host an elected official for program tour.

June 28, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program work together to make big impacts.

July 12, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start is working towards pay parity.

September 6, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start is focused on child welfare.

September 13, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET 
Early Head Start knows that parents are their child's first teacher and their first advocate.

September 27, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start alumni are the most powerful advocates.

October 4, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
NHSA supports anyone who wants to achieve their CDA, in English and in Spanish!

October 18, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start programs need to expand their state funding.

November 1, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start programs can explore new City and County Partnerships.

November 15, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET 
Early Head Start programs can advocate for paid family leave.

Early Head Start Best Practice

June 14, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start is supporting Multilingual Babies.

June 15, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start apoya a los bebés multilingües.

July 19, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start needs effective state-level policies.

July 26, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCI) is working to study Early Head Start.

August 2, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start supports babies, zero-to-three.

August 9, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
Early Head Start has many best practices to highlight.

December 13, 2023 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET
NHSA is thrilled to host the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers.

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Early Head Start Rising

Millions of infants and toddlers who qualify for Early Head Start cannot access it due to limited resources and a lack of awareness. They are counting on us to act. We hope you will join us to help Early Head Start rise in communities all across this nation.


Past Early Head Start Learning Series Webinars

El Desarrollo del Habla y del Lenguaje: Cómo Fortalecer el Apoyo de Los Niños Bilingües

Become informed about dual language learning and how to keep our children supported with strategies with mask-wearing, screen time, and more.


Webinar: Preventing Picky Eating

Dr. Yum shares free resources that help families and teachers overcome barriers fostering healthy eating habits which prevent picky eaters.


Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Infants and Toddlers

Webinar provides an up-to-date medical review of the impact COVID-19 has had on infants, toddlers, and their families.


Webinar: Neuro-Nurturing® Everyday… It Makes a Difference!

Webinar led by Deborah McNelis, M.Ed., provides an overview of brain development in the early years and the impact behavior and learning.


Webinar: The Future of Early Learning is Relational

Isabelle Hau presents the greatest predictor of early learning success: relationships starting in the early years help children to flourish.


Breastfeeding and Early Nutrition for Infants

Dr. Kimarie Bugg talks about breastfeeding inequities in the African American community and how Early Head Start can support new parents.


Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

Dr. Neel Shah talks about maternal mortality rates in the U.S. and how Early Head Start can support better outcomes.


Early Language Development: The Power of Gesture

Dr. Lori Foran talks about language development in infants and the power of gesture.


Infant Executive Function

Experts from the Bezos Foundation talk about the importance of executive function and how babies start to develop these vital life skills.


Early Identification of Disabilities

Two leading experts talk about how Early Head Start can support their children and families through early identification.