1. New 3Ts Factsheets on Ensuring Drinking Water Quality in Schools and Child Care Facilities During and After Extended Closures,  to combat lead in drinking water in child care facilities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU), highlighting the 3Ts: training, testing, and taking action. The factsheets are intended for facilities specializing in early care and education, including center-based programs and family child care homes, prekindergarten programs, and Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. April 26, 2021

  2. 2021 Transition to Kindergarten Regional Summit, South Regional Summit is May 4-5, 2021, Deadline to register is Friday, April 30, 2021

  3. Special Report: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Preschool, Many state-funded preschool programs also made changes to professional development (PD) policies, including adding content related to operating classrooms remotely, children’s mental health, or addressing health and safety for in-person options. NIEER, April 26, 2020 

Please visit our COVID-19 Resource page, which is updated regularly, and the FHSA events list for more information. If there is something else you need guidance on, let us know - we will continue to work with state agencies and NHSA to answer your questions. 


Wanda Minick 
Executive Director 

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Florida Head Start Association
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