Arizona Head Start Association Newsletter

Arizona Head Start Association

October 2011


 Mental Health Symposium a Huge Success!  

 Thank You for your support of the
 5th Annual AHSA

Birth to Five Mental Health Symposium!


Planning Committee

Jonah Gillooly - Chair

Maria Pimentel - Co-Chair

Anne Andrade

Judy Bell

Anthony Felix

Melanie Fieros

Chris Hetler

Cynthia Jones

Toni Limbrick

Dianna Posta

Brooke Richards

Juan Carlos Tarango

Bonnie Williams



Salma Bhalla, PhD

Julie Cohen

Terry Doolan

Bridget Gaertner

Fran Grossenbacher

Hillary Manaster

Kenny E. Miller, ACSW, LCSW

Cori More, PhD

Deborah F. Perry, PhD

Rose Phillips

E. Mischel Powell

Jenning Prevatte

Eric Putnam

Carla Ramsey

David P. Sanchez, Psy.D., LMFT

Kelli Taggart, MAEd

Neil Tift

Vicky Young, PhD


Vendors & Exhibitors

ABC Music & Me

Association for Supportive Child Care

Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children

Arizona Department of Health Services

            FTF Therapist Incentives Program

            Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs

 Arizona Head Start Association

 Arizona State University

 ChildPlus Software

 Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona

 *Kaplan Early Learning Company

 *Lakeshore Learning Materials

 Magellan Health Services of Arizona

 Prescott College

 Read Conmigo

 Southwest Human Development

 Sprouting New Beginnings

 Teacher Created Materials

 *AHSA Silver Level Sponsor


With Special Thanks to the Head Start State Collaboration Office &

Amy Corriveau, HSSCO Director



Upcoming Conferences & Trainings


8th Annual National 'Fatherhood is Leadership' Conference

November 2-4, 2011

Mesa, AZ                                                     Come & visit the AHSA table!


NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

November 2-5, 2011

Orlando, FL


National DEC Conference

November 17-19, 2011

National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.)


The Power of Afterschool Statewide Conference

November 19, 2011 

Phoenix Convention Center


2011 Children's Obesity Conference     Come & visit the AHSA table!

December 1, 2011

Phoenix, AZ


27th Annual ITCA Indian Child & Family Conference

December 7-9, 2011

NEW Casino Del Sol Resort and Conference Center

Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation

Contact:  Warren Kontz or call 602-258-4822


28th Annual Head Start Parent Training Conference 

December 9-13, 2011

New Orleans, LA 


Professional Development Conference 

presented by AzAEYC, Head Start, First Things First, and ADE 

January 21, 2012

Phoenix, AZ


Coordinated School Health Conference       Come & visit the AHSA table!

January 26-28th, 2012

Fort McDowell, AZ

Contact:  Breann Westmore or call (602) 364-2371   


Head Start's 11th National Research Conference

June 18-20, 2012 

Washington, D.C. 




Are you interested in joining AHSA as an Affiliate Member or a Corporate Sponsor?  Depending on your level of joining, your membership or sponsorship includes a menu of benefits such as attending AHSA events at member prices, vendor tables at our annual conference, speaking in person to AHSA membership & board, company logo on AHSA website, and sending email to our list of almost 2000 recipients!

                  Contact Bonnie for more information or an application! 



We hope you have enjoyed this issue of the AHSA Happenings.  If you would like to have information included, please contact us!  Please forward to members of the Head Start community and our ECE Friends.  Encourage them to 'subscribe' to learn more about what is going on in Arizona's Head Start programs!



Bonnie Williams, Executive Director
Arizona Head Start Association

602-338-0449 (phone)  

PO Box 11281 

Phoenix, AZ 85064 (office hours by appointment only)