Topic: The Academy

Info Session: Family Service Certification Info Session

Members from NHSA’s The Academy team provided a one-hour information session to explore the Family Service Certification, a requirement from the Head Start Program Performance Standards. In this recording, you will meet our reviewers and learn about the process of building a portfolio. Two certificate graduates share their experience about completing the credential and let…

Read More...

Dear Boss, Enroll Me in The Academy at NHSA

“I’m not a music teacher.” How to use music and movement

“I’m not a music teacher.” How using music and movement can be enjoyable for ALL early childhood educators. Despite the many benefits and strengths of teaching STEM through the Arts, many teachers shy away from using music and movement activities in their classroom. Given how incredibly effective and efficient this tool is, why are teachers…

Read More...

Supporting the A in STEAM

STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It is not as common of an acronym as STEM, but adding the arts into this grouping of subjects has been proven to help children learn all of the other subjects. In STEAM, the arts are at the center of a robust…

Read More...

5 Trust First Approaches to Classroom Management

With the support of caring educators and a trust-based classroom, Head Start kids can grow in their ability to manage emotions and behaviors.

Read More...

3 Ways to Bring Creative Sound Play to the Classroom

Sound is a tremendous teaching tool. Through Creative Sound Play, Head Start teachers can harness the power of sound in the classroom.

Read More...

Family Service Basics

Staff who are new to Family Service in Head Start will be empowered and inspired by lessons that cover HSPPS, PFCE framework, ERSEA, how to guard against compassion fatigue, and more. New staff will leave this course prepared to begin their family service journey.

Read More...

Pre-Service Powerhouse

This webinar will demonstrate why The Academy is the premier choice for pre-service training and onboarding.

Read More...

How Head Start Leadership Drives Program Success

Leaders Matter Most: How Head Start Leadership Drives Program Success Research is clear. Strong leaders build strong programs. And, leaders live at all levels of programming. Whether you are a manager, supervising a small team of practitioners or a director, overseeing a large program staff, your ability to influence those who look to you for…

Read More...

Paving the Way to Your CDA!

Earning a CDA® credential demonstrates educators’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in the early childhood education field as well as their commitment to professional development. Designed for working Head Start and Early Head Start professionals, The Academy’s CDA® Training Pathways program gives learners the flexibility and support they need to achieve their goals. Join us as we share how NHSA…

Read More...