Agency Messages - July 2020

Agency Messages - July 2020 — Jul 20, 2020

The Iowa Head Start Association Board met Wednesday, July 15, 2020 and has the following messages for you:

2020 IHSA T-shirts for Sale

IHSA T-shirts are for sale! Cost is $15/shirt. Sizes range from Small – 3X. Orders can be made in bulk by grantee. If you’d like to order, please contact Ashley Otte with quantity and size.


2020 Early Care and Education Institute

The Institute will be held virtually this year. More information will be available soon. Stay tuned for more details about the IHSA annual meeting and awards recognition.


Committee Representatives Needed

IHSA is looking for volunteers to represent Head Start on the committees below. If you, or one of your staff would be interest, please contact Ashley Otte

State Child Care Advisory Committee (SCCAC)

Meets monthly in Des Moines with a zoom option. Group is currently undergoing some restructure. Shanell Wagler is key contact.

Child Development Coordinating Council (CDCC)

This group needs both a Head Start director AND a parent representative. Meetings are in-person with the exception of July (see dates below for 2020-2021). However, the Council By-Laws allow for participating via distance options if there is an extreme circumstance preventing in-person attendance.  

Meeting Dates for 2020-2021 (10:00 - 3:00 in the Des Moines area): 

September 23, 2020
November 13, 2020
February 11, 2021
April 21, 2021

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Needs representation of home based programs. Five meetings per year with a two day retreat in July. Typically, face to face meetings in Des Moines, but zoom is an option. 


2020-2021 Professional Development Offerings



TBD  Health Networking (Policy Change)


2-3       Early Care and Education Fall Institute (Virtual)

20-23  Region VII Head Start Association Leadership Conference (Virtual)


3   Education Coordinators Networking 

3   Director Networking

3   Nutrition Networking

TBD PBIS Train the Trainer

TBD Parent Leadership


1  Disabilities and Mental Health Networking

1  ERSEA Networking (Child Plus) Networking

1  Director Networking

TBD Reflective Supervision Training


5  EHS/Family Support Networking

5   Director Networking

5   Social Emotional Networking


2  Director Networking

2  Fidelity Checklist Networking


2  Director Networking

2  Family Engagement Networking


6  Director Networking

6  Coaching Networking

6  Health Networking

TBD Motivational Interviewing Training


4  Director Networking

4  ERSEA Networking (Modules)

TBD Prevent Child Abuse Iowa Conference

TBD Motivational Interviewing Training follow up