Topic: Culture and Language

NHSA And The Zoo In The Classroom: Me, You, and Elephants Too!

“Me, You, and Elephants Too!” means learning Identity, Culture and Community through the experience of observing elephants from Smithsonian’s National Zoo!

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For Catawba Children and Families, “Head Start is Heart Work”

The Iswa Head Start program on the Catawba Reservation in South Carolina advocates for equitable and accessible early childhood education.

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ESL Program Helps Oklahoman Refugee Parents Advocate for Themselves and Their Children

Esther Cing had to rebuild her life when she fled from violence in Myanmar and settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016. Esther, who is Zomi, and her family started by trying to find the basic necessities. Fortunately, Esther found a bustling Zomi community in Tulsa, where upwards of 7,000 Zomi/Burmese refugees now live. And through her new community, she…

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Culturally Responsive Leadership During COVID-19

Willing Chin-Ma employed a culturally responsive approach to supporting families with forward-looking leadership during COVID-19.

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DEI Courses at The Academy

Prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities with practical tools, innovative strategies, and foundational standards and competencies taught by NHSA and leading experts in early childhood education.

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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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Bias Buster Basics

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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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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