Idaho Head Start Association

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I'd like to share a rather unusual and free resource for promoting positive childhood experiences and preventing adverse childhood experiences...parenting norms bumper stickers. Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo CA nonprofit, produces parenting norms bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to schools, businesses, organizations, and clinics. There are fifty-two in a set and each bumper sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!

Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way for friends, family, and community members to share parenting wisdom. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!

Sets of the stickers can be given away at events and/or put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to request this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.
Please join Decoding Dyslexia Idaho at our public signing with Governor Little of our Proclamation declaring October as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Friday, October 4th at 2:00 at the Rotunda in our State Capitol. Bring your kiddos, those 1 in 5 who struggle in our schools across this state and support this important moment in bringing awareness and change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/928134127540189/
Please join Decoding Dyslexia Idaho for our first
Dyslexia Awareness & Educational Summit
Saturday, October 5th, 8:30-4:30
St. Luke’s Washington Group Plaza
720 Park Blvd. Boise, ID 83729

This summit is designed with educators, therapists, and parents in mind, bringing you resources and tools from specialist in our community. You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what Dyslexia is, why early screening is so important and what signs you can watch for in the children you work with. Tips & tricks will be presented for teaching these students in the classroom and tools to help you coach these students through therapy sessions. Learn how to write effective IEP goals and how to better advocate for your student/child. Individuals who should attend this one-day Summit include general education teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, paraprofessionals, school counselors, OT/PT/SLP therapists, principals, and parents. The $40 price covers lunch and a day packed full of community leaders sharing and providing resources to support individuals with dyslexia. This is truly a day you won’t want to miss! Educators can earn 1 CE Credit through NNU. More CE Credit information will be given at the Summit.
• Connie Risser, Adult Dyslexic/NILD Educational Therapist
• What is Dyslexia
• Dyslexia Simulation
• Dr. Deb Glaser, National Trainer of distinguished teacher curriculum authored by Louisa Moats Ed.D
• The Reading Teachers Top Ten Tools
• Evelyn Johnson, CEO Lee Pesky Learning Center
• Early Screening and tools educators, therapists and parents can use to help identify these kids early
• Sherry Black, Dyslexia Consultant/Rise Above Dyslexia
• Answers to common questions about Dyslexia
• Karyn Kilpatrick, SPED Teacher/Coopalo Learning Center
• How to write an effective IEP
• Rachel Berger, Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota/Microsoft Assistive Technology Trainer
• Introduction to Microsoft AT support for the classroom
• Nick Stallings, Idaho Assistive Technology Project and our State Department of Education, Shannon Dunstan, how they work together creating change and the literacy projects the state is working on.
• Panel Discussion
• An opportunity to ask your questions and interact with our guest speakers

Visit eventbrite.com to get your tickets today
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dyslexia-awareness-summit-tickets-63452366737?fbclid=IwAR0N1nbnyk8ZTWx7OcgueASpboIfdkOwEUEOGJmtW_Kqz37twrGnGVJc_g4
Do you want to be involved in planning for the Treasure Valley’s future? Do you wonder if there are resources to keep you up to date, events you can attend, and people you can talk to? The answer to these questions is YES! The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, COMPASS, is always looking for ways to engage the public in its plans and planning processes. Right now, COMPASS is asking for feedback on its Public Participation Plan – a plan that describes how it will encourage and engage the public to be more involved. Take a moment to review the plan and tell COMPASS what you think! Public comments will be accepted through June 17, 2018. More info: http://www.compassidaho.org/comm/comments.htm

The Idaho Head Start Association (IHSA) supports Head Start programs through advocacy, Partnerships, Collaboration, Recognition, and Professional Development to work towards the best outcomes for Idaho’s children, families, and communities.

Every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential.

Operating as usual

[09/09/21]   National Head Start Association Executive Director Jasmina Vinci makes a compelling case for increasing investment in the time-proven Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know 07/13/2021

The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know

Register for the Child Tax Credit by July 15. https://natlheadstart.medium.com/the-child-tax-credit-what-head-start-families-need-to-know-4d721313a7e7

The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan provides historic investments in children and families, including the…

07/12/2021

If you have children, file your 2020 tax return ASAP to make sure #IRS has your most up-to-date information and issues the appropriate amount Advance #ChildTaxCredit payments. Learn more at www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

If you have children, file your 2020 tax return ASAP to make sure #IRS has your most up-to-date information and issues the appropriate amount Advance #ChildTaxCredit payments. Learn more at www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

07/09/2021

Checked the mail? #IRS is sending good news to families who may qualify for monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments. Any family who hasn’t yet filed is urged to do so soon so they may receive any advance payment they’re due. See: https://go.usa.gov/x6Zku

Checked the mail? #IRS is sending good news to families who may qualify for monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments. Any family who hasn’t yet filed is urged to do so soon so they may receive any advance payment they’re due. See: https://go.usa.gov/x6Zku

07/07/2021

If you have children, file your 2020 tax return ASAP to make sure #IRS has your most up-to-date information and issues the appropriate amount Advance #ChildTaxCredit payments. Learn more at www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

If you have children, file your 2020 tax return ASAP to make sure #IRS has your most up-to-date information and issues the appropriate amount Advance #ChildTaxCredit payments. Learn more at www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know 07/06/2021

The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know

Don't miss out on the Child Tax Credit! https://natlheadstart.medium.com/the-child-tax-credit-what-head-start-families-need-to-know-4d721313a7e7

The Child Tax Credit: What Head Start Families Need to Know In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan provides historic investments in children and families, including the…

07/05/2021

Checked the mail? #IRS is sending good news to families who may qualify for monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments. Any family who hasn’t yet filed is urged to do so soon so they may receive any advance payment they’re due. See: https://go.usa.gov/x6Zku

Checked the mail? #IRS is sending good news to families who may qualify for monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments. Any family who hasn’t yet filed is urged to do so soon so they may receive any advance payment they’re due. See: https://go.usa.gov/x6Zku

05/22/2021

Head Start has supported millions of vulnerable children and their families, but Congress may overlook Head Start in new early childhood funding legislation. Idaho's Congressmen are influential in Congress. Please take this simple action to let them know you want them to support Head Start. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond #UniteForHeadStart.

Head Start has supported millions of vulnerable children and their families, but Congress may overlook Head Start in new early childhood funding legislation. Idaho's Congressmen are influential in Congress. Please take this simple action to let them know you want them to support Head Start. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond #UniteForHeadStart.

05/22/2021

Congress is looking to increase national investments in early childhood education, and the future of Head Start—with its whole-child, whole-family approach—is at stake. Idaho's members of Congress need to hear from YOU. Click the link for a quick way to send a letter. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond
#UniteforHeadStart

Congress is looking to increase national investments in early childhood education, and the future of Head Start—with its whole-child, whole-family approach—is at stake. Idaho's members of Congress need to hear from YOU. Click the link for a quick way to send a letter. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond
#UniteforHeadStart

05/18/2021

Without your voice, Head Start is at risk of being left behind in early education expansion conversation. Ask your members of Congress to #UniteforHeadStart and prioritize Head Start as a proven, transformative model of effective early childhood education. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond
National Head Start Association

Without your voice, Head Start is at risk of being left behind in early education expansion conversation. Ask your members of Congress to #UniteforHeadStart and prioritize Head Start as a proven, transformative model of effective early childhood education. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond
National Head Start Association

05/14/2021

Thanks for the leadership and vision.

This week, alongside National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association, Latinx Therapy, and the Eva Longoria Foundation, we launched Healing Voices, a first-of-its-kind mental health initiative for farmworkers. “Healing Voices” will pilot the use of technology to engage farmworkers and bring them together in virtual support groups to support healing, teach workers their rights, build community connections, and inspire change.

J4MW Founder & President Mónica Ramírez & Eva Longoria Baston share more about this exciting new project with CBS News watch the full segment at the link here: https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20210512083215-farmworkers-disproportionally-impacted-by-pandemic/

Timeline Photos 05/14/2021

Now is the time to contact Idaho's members of Congress. Use the link and get it done today. Thanks.

Congress is looking to increase national investments in early childhood education, and the future of Head Start—with its whole-child, whole-family approach—is at stake. Send a letter to your member of Congress urging them to #UniteforHeadStart. https://www.votervoice.net/HeadStart/campaigns/84784/respond

[05/12/21]   Help needed with Strengthening Families study. Are you a foster care alumni? We invite you to participate in a focus group aimed at improving communication between parents and pediatricians about the early childhood experiences of the parents. Participants receive $50 stipend. Apply here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLNBFK7. The deadline is extended until May 13.

Photos from National Head Start Association's post 05/04/2021

Thank you to every Head Start staff member in Idaho. You are wonderful.

04/16/2021

Idaho childcare professionals can learn the latest infant care practices by taking the online training Childcare Providers Intro to SBS/AHT. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is partnering with IdahoSTARS to bring this approved training to Idaho childcare providers. Contact [email protected] with a copy of the certificate you received upon completion of the course to receive reimbursement for this $5 training. For more information contact [email protected].

Idaho childcare professionals can learn the latest infant care practices by taking the online training Childcare Providers Intro to SBS/AHT. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is partnering with IdahoSTARS to bring this approved training to Idaho childcare providers. Contact [email protected] with a copy of the certificate you received upon completion of the course to receive reimbursement for this $5 training. For more information contact [email protected].

Head Start Applauds President’s Budget Proposal - NHSA 04/10/2021

Head Start Applauds President’s Budget Proposal - NHSA

Great news. Thanks NHSA.

Head Start Applauds President’s Budget Proposal - NHSA Head Start Applauds President’s Budget Proposal Biden seeks $1.2 billion increase for Head Start and Early Head Start WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association applauded President Biden’s fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget proposal which increases funding for Head Start and Early Head Sta...

Sleeves Up for Head Start - NHSA 03/26/2021

Sleeves Up for Head Start - NHSA

The Sleeves Up for Head Start campaign encourages members of the Head Start community to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine, identify and address vaccine hesitancy with empathy and cultural understanding, and share personal experiences around receiving the vaccine.
https://www.nhsa.org/coronavirus/sleeves-up-for-head-start/

Sleeves Up for Head Start - NHSA COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign Head Start’s Unique Role in Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 Head Start has done an exceptional job supporting children and families safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as vaccines are becoming more widely available, including for all Head Start and Early...

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 03/16/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

This Thursday you can get the latest information about the Covid-19 vaccine. You'll hear from child care providers and a pediatrician. https://info.childcareaware.org/covid-19-vaccine-webinar

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Learn more how COVID-19 Vaccines impact the early child care and education field.

Photos from Idaho Head Start Association's post 03/11/2021

Parents and staff from EICAP - Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership and Friends of Children and Families, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start met with Mike Simpson today as part of the National Head Start Association Winter Leadership Institute. Joceff, Jose Miguel, Jim, Deborah and Bill made a heartfelt and convincing case for increasing federal funding to Head Start. Thanks.

Photos from Idaho Head Start Association's post 03/10/2021

Thank you to Karey Perkins Robles of WICAP's Emmett Head Start for leading IHSA's meeting with Steve Ackerman, legislative analyst with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher. Karey was joined by Amos Smiley from WICAP of Canyon County, Darcy Brockman from Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25, Deborah Ocasio from EICAP - Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership and IHSA Director Bill Foxcroft. They made a strong ask for increased support for Head Start as part of National Head Start Association Winter Leadership Institute.

Head Start success story shows why Idaho needs to accept federal early learning grant 03/10/2021

Head Start success story shows why Idaho needs to accept federal early learning grant

Destinie Hart is a #HeadStart graduate. In this powerful piece, she explains the lasting positive impact Head Start had on her and argues for increased state support for Head Start and quality early childhood education. Thanks for the inspirational story Destinie. Visit www.idahohsa.org to learn more about Idaho's 13 Head Start and Early Head Start programs. National Head Start Association

Head Start success story shows why Idaho needs to accept federal early learning grant “Idaho children deserve the opportunity to imagine possibilities beyond their family circumstances,” writes Meridian woman who benefited from a preschool education.

Guiding Children by Using Questions | NAEYC 03/10/2021

Guiding Children by Using Questions | NAEYC

Listening is a way to teach.

Guiding Children by Using Questions | NAEYC Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.

02/25/2021

Here is a Bunny

These are timeless. Thanks Mountain States Early Head Start for continuing to share.

02/23/2021

¡Feliz Semana de celebración del niño que aprende en dos idiomas! Este año, ¡lo viejo es nuevo! Buscamos en nuestros recursos familiares para encontrar nuevas ideas. Únete a nosotros en Facebook en vivo a las 3 p. m. EST todos los días de esta semana. Estaremos charlando sobre temas relacionados con los niños que aprenden en dos idiomas (DLL, en inglés). ¿No puedes unirte? ¡Busca los videos guardados la próxima semana en MyPeers! #brilliantduallanguagelearners

Timeline Photos 02/23/2021

A Head Start graduate takes the helm at the Office of Head Start!!

Congratulations to the new Director of Head Start, NHSA’s own Dr. Bernadine Futrell! In addition to her instrumental contributions to NHSA, Dr. Futrell is the first Head Start graduate to be appointed to this role, a testament to the strong foundation Head Start lays for student success.

We look forward to continuing to work closely with Dr. Futrell and the Office of Head Start to provide the best possible support for Head Start’s children and families. https://bit.ly/2ZJEVz6

02/18/2021

Learn about coronavirus from Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn. Dr. Hahn shared Idaho Department of Health and Welfare research at the IHSA Conference last week and answered questions. Watch her presentation https://youtu.be/e_Y5-apuYoU #MaskUpIdaho #StaySafeStayHealthy

Learn about coronavirus from Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn. Dr. Hahn shared Idaho Department of Health and Welfare research at the IHSA Conference last week and answered questions. Watch her presentation https://youtu.be/e_Y5-apuYoU #MaskUpIdaho #StaySafeStayHealthy

Idaho Public Television Specials | Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here 02/17/2021

Idaho Public Television Specials | Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here

Catch this great special tonight on Idaho Public Television! And learn more at www.idahofamilysupport.org

Idaho Public Television Specials | Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here What are Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how do they affect us in adulthood?

02/17/2021

Fathers often get excluded from parenting toddlers and young children even though engaging fathers benefits the dads, the moms and the kids. This guide is full of ideas of how to create opportunities for dads to engage. https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/family-engagement/birth-5-father-engagement-guide/birth-5-father-engagement-guide

Fathers often get excluded from parenting toddlers and young children even though engaging fathers benefits the dads, the moms and the kids. This guide is full of ideas of how to create opportunities for dads to engage. https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/family-engagement/birth-5-father-engagement-guide/birth-5-father-engagement-guide

02/14/2021

We all make mistakes. We all struggle. None of us are perfect parents. Raising kids during COVID is tough. Prevent Child Abuse Idaho www.idahofamilysupport.org

We all make mistakes. We all struggle. None of us are perfect parents. Raising kids during COVID is tough. Prevent Child Abuse Idaho www.idahofamilysupport.org

02/13/2021

Parenting is difficult. Everyone needs help sometimes. We are stronger together. Asking for help for our kids’ sake is a strength. www.idahofamilysupport.org

Parenting is difficult. Everyone needs help sometimes. We are stronger together. Asking for help for our kids’ sake is a strength. www.idahofamilysupport.org

Jeppesen Remarks-Headstart 02/10/2021

Jeppesen Remarks-Headstart

"The Head Start program is a shining example of how to help families be healthy and provide children the start in life they deserve so they can reach their full potential." Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen welcomes staff and parents to the IHSA Conference.
https://youtu.be/iCAlRQ0QQk0

Jeppesen Remarks-Headstart

02/09/2021

The 2020 Idaho Head Start Association Annual Report celebrates the amazing work accomplished at Idaho's 13 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in a very difficult year. Share it with decision makers and others. https://tinyurl.com/y6e5x452

The 2020 Idaho Head Start Association Annual Report celebrates the amazing work accomplished at Idaho's 13 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in a very difficult year. Share it with decision makers and others. https://tinyurl.com/y6e5x452

02/08/2021

Thank you Governor Brad Little for proclaiming February as Head Start Awareness Month. "Head Start provides comprehensive health, nutritional, educational, social services, family and community development and meaningful parent involvement." Watch the video! https://tinyurl.com/y4dxpsdh

Thank you Governor Brad Little for proclaiming February as Head Start Awareness Month. "Head Start provides comprehensive health, nutritional, educational, social services, family and community development and meaningful parent involvement." Watch the video! https://tinyurl.com/y4dxpsdh

02/04/2021

Head Start teachers understand that many grandparents are unexpectedly raising young grandchildren and they help everyone thrive. Head Start grandfather Tom Jones talk about his positive experience with the North Idaho College Head Start in this Bonners Ferry Herald article written by Steve Stuebner. National Head Start Association
https://bonnersferryherald.com/news/2021/feb/04/nic-head-start-helps-pair-build-academic-social-sk/

Head Start teachers understand that many grandparents are unexpectedly raising young grandchildren and they help everyone thrive. Head Start grandfather Tom Jones talk about his positive experience with the North Idaho College Head Start in this Bonners Ferry Herald article written by Steve Stuebner. National Head Start Association
https://bonnersferryherald.com/news/2021/feb/04/nic-head-start-helps-pair-build-academic-social-sk/

Videos (show all)

Head Start Puts Idaho to Work with College of Southern Idaho and Community Council of Idaho Head Start. Supported by Voi...
Governor Little at Mtn Home Head Start
Engaged Dads and Successful Kids
Strengthening Families and Communities Program
Idaho Head Start Association teamed up with Western Idaho Community Action Partnership (WICAP), WICAP's Payette Head Sta...
Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Head Start parent alumni, Will Strength, delivered the keynote address at the Idah...
Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program teacher Teresa Stolte presents the 2018 Idaho Head Start Legislator of the Year awar...
Head Start Healthy Start program January 22, 2019
Head Start Healthy Start Building Strong Families at Idaho Statehouse

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