2017 Fall MHSA Conference was a success!
Picture above is Pam Kuechler (Executive Director), Tabatha Colon (Vice Chair), and Tache Figueroa (Board Member) at the Devens Conference Center on November 1, 2017
Everyone enjoyed the day beginning with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jayne Singer. In the afternoon, participants chose between the workshops “Digging Deeper: Working with Families with Complex Needs” and “Taking Care: Tools to Help Ourselves and Those Around Us Shine.”
Massachusetts Head Start Association is on AmazonSmile!
AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way to support MHSA every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Massachusetts Head Start Association just by selecting our name from the list of beneficiaries.
We’re excited to take part in Amazon’s charitable giving and appreciate your support!
Questions? Learn more here!
News from the National Head Start Association: #HeadStartAwareness
To recognize the extraordinary impact that Head Start has on a child’s literacy skills, our partners at Reading is Fundamental selected an exclusive Head Start book list. Complete with free activities, this new monthly feature will encourage deeper interactions as adults and children read together. While we’re kicking the new initiative off to celebrate Head Start Awareness month, the list will change each month – so be sure to check back!
In support of Books Building Bridges, this month’s book list focuses on members of the community and the importance of their involvement. The selected titles are great options to consider when you invite members of your local police to read aloud in your Head Start programs. If you haven’t already connected with your local department, there’s still time! For extra tips and advice, you can contact Bob Manning at email@example.com . We love hearing about your developing partnerships, so keep sharing on social media with #HeadStartAwareness!
This Head Start Awareness Month, show your commitment to our Dollar per Child campaign by contributing what you can on Money, Money, Money Mondays (or any other day!). The Dollar per Child campaign is essential to making sure each Head Start program is adequately represented in Congress, the Administration, and in their respective state. Every dollar counts and at the end of the month we will announce which program raised the most money per capita! Who will be the program that gives the most this Head Start Awareness Month? Control your destiny and give your gift today!
Thanks again for participating in #HeadStartAwareness Month – we can’t wait to continue the celebration in Week Three!
PS: don’t miss our inaugural Office Hours with Sesame Street discussing the importance of community! The webinar will be October 25th 4:30-5:30 EST. Register here.
NHSA’s Alumni Network
MHSA encourages Massachusetts Head Start alumni to join the National Head Start Alumni Network. This initiative was started by the National Head Start Association to celebrate Head Start’s semi-centennial as a public awareness campaign to promote the successes of the program’s 32 million alumni.
Who can join?
Massachusetts Head Start Association members go to the Hill!