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FHSA Office Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 23, 2017Friday, November 24, 2017

The FHSA Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our office will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Zero to Three Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 29, 2017Saturday, December 2, 2017
San Diego

Learn, Grow, and SHINE in San Diego!
We know San Diego for its temperate, sunny weather, and we know you for being a shining light in the lives of infants and toddlers. Take some time to get to know San Diego while you attend ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference 2017!

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is located just blocks from San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter and down the street from San Diego’s Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum. For even more nearby historic and cultural attractions, read our post on Things to Do in San Diego.

Enjoy this beautiful city as you learn, grow, and SHINE at ZERO TO THREE’S Annual Conference 2017.

Coming soon! Keep an eye on your inbox for speaker announcements and release of the full program schedule in the coming weeks.

Coaching Corner Series A Day in the Life of a Coach

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
3:00 pm4:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for the latest webinar in the Coaching Corner Series. In this session, we will explore what a day in the life of a coach may include. Discover tips and strategies to help coaches support early care and education staff.

Topics for the webinar include:
Considerations for a coach's daily schedule
Preparing for the Practice-Based Coaching cycle

Target Audience
Coaches who support Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care education staff

RIVHSA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, December 1, 2017
Atlanta, GA

2017 Parent and Family Engagement Conference

Monday, December 4, 2017Thursday, December 7, 2017
JW Marriot in Austin, TX

NHSA’s 34th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how communities, parents, families, and Head Start program staff can best partner to promote both parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.

Head Start is built from the ground up to address the needs of the whole child and therefore the whole family. With this focus at its core, Head Start has worked to create fruitful and lasting partnerships with parents, family members and communities for the past 50+ years.

As the nation’s attention turns toward the future of early childhood education with an intensity not seen since Head Start’s founding, now is the time to call attention to the importance of partnerships in the success of Head Start. This event, like no other, highlights and explores best practices for effective partnerships straight from the programs successfully implementing them and provides hands-on training specifically designed for Policy Council chairs and members, as well as Board members.

MyPeers Orientation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:00 pm6:45 pm
Webinar

Join this webinar for a 45-minute introduction to MyPeers, a community of practice forum for Head Start programs, staff, and partners. MyPeers is a virtual space for brainstorming, exchanging ideas, and sharing resources. Local program staff across the country can connect with and lend support to fellow early childhood colleagues.

Webinar Repeats (all ET): Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.; Jan. 30 at 4 p.m.; Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.; Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.

60th Annual FLAEYC Conference

Thursday, December 7, 2017Sunday, December 10, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL

The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children 60th Annual FLAEYC Conference has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma to December 7- 10, 2017 in Orlando Florida at The Rosen Shingle Creek.

The good news is that the vast majority of our presenters are still with us as well as our Keynote Speakers.  The originally scheduled Leadership Summit, Thursday, Dec. 8th, with Louise Stoney as the lead speaker, is also still on the agenda.

Visit the links below to review updated conference information.

Supporting the Use of Child Care Licensing Data

Thursday, December 7, 2017
3:00 pm3:30 pm
Webinar

The ECQA Center is hosting a webinar, Supporting the Use of Child Care Licensing Data. This 45-minute webinar will highlight our new licensing data guide and will focus on using licensing data for multiple purposes, including meeting new federal CCDF program reporting requirements. The webinar will also describe other ways licensing data can help state leaders answer important questions and an opportunity for TA on this topic.

2nd Annual M.E.G.A. Training Conference

Tuesday, December 12, 2017Thursday, December 14, 2017
Broward County Convention Center in Sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2nd Annual M.E.G.A. Training Conference

REGISTRATION for 2017 2nd Annual M.E.G.A. Training Conference is NOW OPEN! This training event will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 12 – 14, 2017. 
 
We have 9 exciting tracks that you can choose to sign up for. Below we have highlighted our first track – Organizational Design & Change Leadership targeted for Executive Directors, Head Start Directors & Early Head Start Directors:

Ongoing Skill Development for Home Visitors

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:00 pm4:00 pm
Webinar

Learn which skills are most useful for home visitors in promoting success for families enrolled in the Head Start home-based program. Review tools and strategies that support skill development and improvement.

The Head Start Advantage: Affirming the Positive Results of our Work with Children & Families

Wednesday, December 13, 2017Thursday, December 14, 2017

The legacy of Head Start programs is evident in communities across the country. The evidence is based on the success and advantages of millions of American children and families in schools, work places, and homes. The Head Start Advantage: Affirming the Positive Results of our Work with Children & Families conference will uniquely deliver a combination of targeted work sessions, delivery of practical strategies, and lively interactive activities. The ultimate goal is for participants to be empowered and reaffirmed in their work with children and families.

Teacher Time: Languae and Literacy for Infants

Friday, December 15, 2017
3:00 pm4:00 pm
Webinar

Hear from teachers and subject matter experts about the ways infants and toddlers learn to talk and build early literacy skills, and how this supports children's development. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and share your own good ideas. This webisode will focus on the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) Approaches to Learning and Language and Communication domains for infants and toddlers.

FHSA Office Closed in Observance of the Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 25, 2017Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The FHSA Office will be closed on December 25, 2017 in Observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Florida's Legislative Session begins

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Florida State Capitol

Children's Week

Sunday, January 21, 2018Friday, January 26, 2018
Tallahassee, FL
Children's Week

Submit your local events online at https://childrensweek.org/

Hanging of the Hands - Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: State Capitol Courtyard

Visit this weblink to learn more about this activity: https://childrensweek.org/event/hanging-of-the-hands/

Awards Dinner & Reception - Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
FSU University Center Club in Doak Stadium

Visit this weblink to learn more about this dinner: https://childrensweek.org/event/childrens-week-awards-dinner-reception/

Children's Day at the State Capitol Courtyard - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Visit this weblink to learn more: https://childrensweek.org/event/storybook-village/

Region IV Annual Conference

Monday, February 5, 2018Thursday, February 8, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Save the Date!

For more information about this event plus others visit their website.

FFCCHA Leadership Summit in Ocala

Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:00 am5:00 pm
ELC of Marion County, Ocala, FL

RIVHSA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, March 2, 2018
Florida, TBD

FHSA 2018 Annual Conference

Monday, April 16, 2018Thursday, April 19, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

The Florida Head Start Association will host their 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
April 16-19, 2018 at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Boulevard | Orlando, Florida, 32819

RIVHSA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, June 1, 2018
Kentucky, TBD

Region IV Leadership Summit

Monday, June 11, 2018Thursday, June 14, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Save the Date!

For more information about this event plus others visit their website.

FFCCHA Annual Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach

Region IV EHS Institute

Monday, September 17, 2018Thursday, September 20, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Save the Date!

For more information about this event plus others visit their website.

RIVHSA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, October 5, 2018
Mississippi, TBD