MHSA FALL CONFERENCE • Head Start 2021 • Starting with EQUITY

Your registration gives you access to all seven (7) of our great workshops!

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Thanks to our conference sponsors


TUESDAY, November 2, 2021    Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Equity Begins with Me: Expanding our Commitment to Infants, Children and Families

This session invites participants on a journey toward realizing just and equitable services for young children and families we serve begins with ourselves. (for a detailed description, click here)

Tonia Spence, Diversity Informed Tenets


WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021   Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rethinking the ECE Talent Pipeline through Partnerships and a Focus on Job Quality

Join Susan Buckey from MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center for a conversation on recruiting and retaining the qualified talent Head Start programs need today. (for a detailed description, click here)

Susan Buckey, MassHire Downtown Boston


THURSDAY, November 4, 2021  Time:  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Next Generation Leadership and Change Management

An authentic discussion of the challenges and opportunities associated with change management and leading the next generation workforce. (for a detailed description, click here)

Kristen Hayes, Kristen Hayes Consulting


MONDAY, November 8, 2021  Time:  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Nurturing Young Children Impacted by Traumatic Stress: A Trauma Informed Approach

Session highlights resilience and introduces trauma informed principles that can be integrated into daily practice and work with families with young children. (for a detailed description, click here

Aditi Subramaniam, MSPCC


TUESDAY, November 9, 2021   Time:  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

From Beastie to Bestie: Helping Teaching Teams Resolve Common Conflicts in the Classroom

Come and learn some tips and strategies for developing a positive workplace environment followed by a process that helps teams work through common disagreements and concerns such who should prepare lessons and activities, or the role of team members during whole/small groups. (for a detailed description, click here

Deidre Harris, Team Agreements


WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2021  Time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Parent Ambassador Panel: Learning from Head Start Parents

Hear what our MHSA Parent Ambassadors have learned from a year of intensive advocacy and leadership trainings. (for a detailed description, click here)

Maria Moreno, MHSA 2021 Parent Ambassadors


FRIDAY, November 12, 2021   Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

How Our Program Worked to Develop Positive Parent Relationships; What is Working, Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

Team members from Community Action Pioneer Valley Head Start and Early Learning Programs talk about how they reset the approach to conversations between families and staff while promoting positive self-advocacy skills among families. (for a detailed description, click here

June Lynds, Jodi McGahan, and Marianne Bouthilette, Community Action Pioneer Valley Head Start & Early Learning Programs 

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