Why Join 

The Florida Head Start Association (FHSA) is committed to increase access and drive quality of Head Start programs and services in Florida. Annual FHSA membership assists us in our continuing goal of providing a powerful voice for Florida low-income children and their families. The families of Head Start greatly benefit from the wide spectrum of services and quality education that each program supplies.  FHSA understands the day-to-day challenges Head Start program face; our services are geared to help Florida programs succeed, provide strong leadership, advocate to increase public awareness and expand access to resources to children and families in need of the comprehensive services Head Start provides. The Association's membership is comprised of Head Start programs, directors, staff, parents, and friends.

What does membership include?

Access to Industry News

  • Current updates on legislative developments in Tallahassee
  • Coverage of national Head Start legislative and regulatory issues
  • Participation in policy development and state decision making
  • Monthly Newsletter and Alerts focused on sector specific issues important to you
  • Wage and Comparability Study 

Professional Development and Member Resources

  • Training events, seminars, focus groups, and content specific trainings 
  • Building relationships and collaborative partnerships with other Florida Head Start professionals
  • Access to leaders in the Head Start community 
  • Employment Opportunities: open to all levels of membership; post a job on our website  
  • FHSA "Members Only Center" currently under development  to provide downloadable tools kits

Connections

  • Peer to peer connectivity: conversations, best practices, problem solving and support 
  • Make connections by joining and/or leading Affiliate Groups and Committees through volunteerism
  • Be elected to serve on the FHSA Board of Directors
  • Representation: RIVHSA Board of Directors
  • Access: to Head Start and Early Head Start leaders 
  • Partnerships: Florida Head Start Collaboration Office on various projects throughout the year 
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