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Upcoming Events

January 30-31, 2020

Arizona Department of Education
Early Childhood Special Education Summit 2020

Bridges to Best Practice
Black Canyon Conference Center

This is the 5th annual Early Childhood Special Education Summit!

This year our theme is "Bridges to Best Practice" intended to support a foundation of compliant practices and their extension to best practices by learning how colleagues have approached and implemented them at their own sites. Join us to have access to national, state and local practitioners of early childhood special education in your journey across the bridge to best practice.

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February 19, 2020

Head Start Recruitment Workshop
9:00am - 2:30pm
Parsons Leadership Center
1611 E Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Enrollment Challenges? Trouble recruiting? The "sticky" problem is that the data tells us that children who qualify for Head Start are out there. We know the children are there – we see them in the communities. But when it comes time to recruit families, we struggle to meet full enrollment. Do we need to change the way we message the program – the methods we use to recruit? Read More.....

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February 20, 2020

AZHSA Board Meeting - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Parsons Leadership Center
1611 E Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ

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Save the Date!
April 10, 2020

2020 Helping Boys Thrive Summit
Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix

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Past Events

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
November 21, 2019

Early Childhood Education (BAE Ed. Series) Presentation

HSSCO Meeting Presentation

wildfire Children's Savings Accounts Presentation

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
August 22, 2019

Region IX Quarterly Update

AZ Legislative Update

CCA Presentation

Read On AZ Updates

AZ Head Start Measles Presentation

Impact of New EL Legislation

HSSCO Updates

Bylaws Presentation

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
May 16, 2019

Region IX Update

Census 2020 Schools Presentation

HSCO Updates

2020 Census Information
The 2020 Census at a Glance
Census 2020 Flyer (English)
2020 Census: The Role of Schools & Educational Organizations
The 2020 Census and Confidentiality
Counting for Dollars 2020
Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census
Census 101 - What You Need to Know (English/Spanish)

Immigration-Migrant-Refugee Forum
May 15, 2019
Presentations and Resources

Trauma and Resilience Presentation

CLASP Presentation Slides

Our Children's Fear report summarizing our findings from interviews and focus groups with early childhood providers and immigrant parents (executive summary available in Spanish)

Immigration Policy's Harmful Impacts on Early Care and Education report summarizing findings specific to early childhood programs and practitioners

Early Care and Education Programs are Sensitive Locations fact sheet summarizing sensitive locations policy (this was on the tables at the forum). We encourage programs to share this with staff and parents and to hang them in their centers! Available in English and Spanish.

The Proposed Public Charge Rule and Young Children Q & A for early childhood providers on public charge. We will be updating this resource when the final rule is published.

A Guide to Creating "Safe Space" Policies for Early Childhood Programs provides an overview of sensitive locations policies and information on how to create a safe space policy. Includes a template policy programs can adapt for their use. - Protecting Immigrant Families campaign website.

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
November 15, 2018

Arizona's Opioid Public Health Emergency: Current Activities & Next Steps
Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office
Public Charge Rule
Legal Resources for Immigration Assistance
Proposed Public Charge Rule Change
Step by Step Guide to Submit Public Charge Comments
Arizona Head Start Association Region IX Update

Head Start Data Boot Camp
November 7, 8, & 9, 2018

Click here for Rethinking DATA Use - Action Plan

Click here for Efficiency in Data Leadership and Capacity