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Bias Buster Basics

Available in Pre-Service Bundle

Educate and have an open dialogue with your staff on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI). This course is the perfect first step in your program’s DEI journey by defining shared vocabulary, language, and values.

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Bias Busters Essentials

Take your programs’ understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to the next level. This live course ensures everyone on your staff builds a common understanding of unconscious bias to create a more equitable environment.

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Data Basics

This course explores the role of data in Head Start and answers two questions: “Why do people care so much about data?” and “What does this have to do with me?”

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Effective Transitions Essentials

Classroom Management Credential Track

Turn transition time into sound-and-play-based learning opportunities you and your students look forward to every day.

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Financial Wellness Essentials

This Financial Wellness course introduces money smart strategies for the Head Start workforce so staff can focus on what they love.

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Fiscal Basics

This course introduces financial basics that everyone in Head Start needs to know. Participants will learn where Head Start funds come from, how they can be used, and the responsibilities staff and governing bodies have as stewards of federal dollars.

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Gardening with Kids Basics

Hands-on experiences in the garden provide young children and the Head Start community with a multitude of benefits! This course gives early educators interested in bringing gardening to their programs a basic understanding of how to get started, including guidance on seeking funding to support their project.

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Head Start Basics

Available in Pre-Service Bundle

This course trains new and returning staff on the basics of Head Start—the program’s history, parent and family engagement, health policies, Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and more!

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Head Start History Basics

Head Start Basics Series

Head Start is the most important social and educational investment in children, families, and communities the United States has ever undertaken. Dive into the program’s rich history in this short two-hour course.

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Head Start Orientation Basics

This one-hour dynamic course provides the basic information required to work or volunteer in a Head Start or an Early Head Start classroom.

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Health Services Essentials

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.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act & Americans with Disabilities Act Basics

Head Start Basics Series

This course will provide you with a strong understanding of the policies and practices in identifying potential learning delays and disabilities and how to provide additional and appropriate services to children.

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Music and Movement Essentials

Classroom Management Credential Track

Combining the best of online learning with live coaching sessions, this course helps educators build their confidence in leading music and movement activities that enhance children’s school readiness skills.

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Property Essentials

Property Essentials supports Head Start grant recipients in ensuring their facilities and equipment are safe, healthy, and nurturing environments for children, families, and staff.

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Property Management Basics

High-quality, well maintained facilities are vital to quality early childhood education programming. This course supports all staff in developing the skills necessary to create safe, healthy, and nurturing environments.

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Trust First Essentials

Improve classroom management by building a positive classroom culture of safety and trust for children and teachers.

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Credentialing Opportunties

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CDA Training Pathways

This program guides candidates through the entire CDA credentialing process. The self-paced coursework gives learners the flexibility to study on their own schedule while dedicated faculty provide one-on-one coaching and additional support to ensure all of our learners complete the entire CDA program.

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Mind in the Making Trainer Certification

This program trains early childhood education professionals to coach families and practitioners working with children on best practices identified in Ellen Galinsky’s groundbreaking child development research.

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