Agency Messages - March 2019

Agency Messages - March 2019 — Mar 20, 2019

The Iowa Head Start Association Board met Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and has the following messages for you:

Spring Leadership
Registration for the 2019 Spring Leadership Institute, Better Together, for Our Future, is now open! Join the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children on May 4, 2019 as we focus on building inclusive environments within our organizations.

Recognize why diversity and inclusion are important to team and organizational success, engage in self-reflection and discussions to better understand your own values, manage hidden biases, and increase your ability to contribute and create an inclusive workplace.

View the Iowa AEYC website for additional information. Members, review page eight of the registration booklet for instructions on how to access your discounted member registration rate. Contact Anne Geiger, 515-331-8000 ext. 122 or with any questions. Click here to register today!


May 14 – State Meeting with Regional Office
This year’s state meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14th.  The agenda will highlight partnerships across the state.  Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!


Save the Date! October 3-5: Early Childhood Institute and IHSA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars and PD schedules for October 3-5. 

            -IHSA is offering a Pre Institute Session on October 3 on Conscious Discipline

            -IHSA Annual meeting and awards recognition will be held October 4


Staff Email Updates
To ensure that all Head Start staff enjoy the value of their membership, please send updated staff lists with emails to
Head Start T-shirts are Available
The t-shirts sold at the Institute are still available. Sizes are limited. Cost is $15. They will be available at networking sessions and can be shipped for an additional fee. Contact if you’re interested.
Preschool Development Grant Update
Focus groups are currently being scheduled across the state. Please look for surveys soon and provide input as you are able.
Professional Development Offerings
Please take advantage of the great PD offerings through IHSA.  Click here for a list of upcoming events.  Please note than additional ERSEA networking will be offered on Tuesday, May 7. Look for more details soon.