IHSA Agency Messages - May 2022 — May 31, 2022

The Iowa Head Start Association Board met Wednesday, May 18, 2022 and has the following messages for you:

IHSA 2022-2023 Professional Development Calendar

The Education Committee is pleased to present the 2022-2023 Professional Development Calendar! The current schedule includes networking sessions and a list of tentative trainings. Networking sessions will remain virtual for 2022-2023. Click here to view the calendar. More details to come soon!

Save the Date - Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the IHSA Annual Meeting and awards recognition on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:00pm during the Early Learning Fall Institute at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport.

Pre-Institute Session - Early Learning Fall Institute

IHSA will be hosting a pre-institute session at the Early Learning Fall Institute on Thursday, September 29. Mark your calendars for the Trauma Informed Care Schools, & Your Approach to Students/Yourself session. Registration materials will be available on the Iowa AEYC website this summer.

Head Start Promotional Video

IHSA is excited to be working with ICAA who will be putting together a short promotional video to be used for program awareness. Programs are asked to submit short video clips to be included in the video. Thank you for your assistance in gathering these clips.

Strategic Planning

The Board will be working on strategic planning for the next year at their July meeting. If you have any thoughts prior to the meeting, please send a message to ihsa@iowaaeyc.org

Region VII Board - Parent Representative

IHSA Board Member, Gina Randall, has been elected to serve as The Region VII Head Start Association Parent Representative. Congratulations, Gina!

New Board Member

The Board is pleased to welcome Susan Selby, Director of Family and Educator Partnership at the Iowa Department of Education, as a new member of the board. Susan will be serving in the Friend position. Welcome, Susan! 

Upcoming Trainings and Events

IHSA Events - 

June 8 - Leading Teams Training
July 13 - Leading Others - Reflective Inquiry Practices for Coaching and Supervision
July 19 - IHSA Heart Work Networking

T/TA Events -

June 1-3 - Coaching to Practice Summit
June 16 - Spotlight on Transitions Training