May 16 - May 18, 2023Managers & Directors Institute
the HSC Managers and Directors Institute will be held on May 16-18, 2023. Location: Hyatt Regency Sacramento, CA …View Details
May 31 - Jun 01, 2023Data Camp for Head Start Professionals
Data Camp May 31 - June 1 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: Offered 100% Virtually on…View Details
Jun 20 - Jun 22, 2023Leadership & Wellness Symposium
Learn. Lead. Refresh. Renew. June 20-22, 2023 The Head Start California Leadership & Wellness Symposium will give Head…View Details
Feb 26 - Mar 01, 2024Annual Conference
About the Annual Conference The Head Start California Annual Conference holds two events in one! Join your colleagues for our…View Details
Recent Event Announcements
Jul 18, 2023
Media Release: Head Start California Welcomes New Executive Director, Melanee Cottrill+ Read More
Posted: Jul 18, 2023 08:53 AMMedia Release: Head Start California Welcomes New Executive Director, Melanee Cottrill (Sacramento, CA)- Head Start California (HSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanee Cottrill as its new executive director. Melanee brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having served as executive director of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP), a statewide association with more than 2,000 members. With a strong background in nonprofit leadership, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a passion for advocacy, Melanee Cottrill is an invaluable addition to the Head Start California team. Read the press release here.
Jun 07, 2023
Head Start California has appointed a new Executive Director. Please welcome Melanee Cottrill!+ Read More
Posted: Jun 07, 2023 02:50 PMHead Start California has appointed a new Executive Director. Please welcome Melanee Cottrill! Head Start California is pleased to introduce Melanee Cottrill as our new Executive Director. With her exceptional qualifications, over 15 years of experience in association leadership, along with several years handling state advocacy efforts and fund development, Melanee has emerged as the perfect choice to lead our association forward. Read more
May 26, 2023
Needs Assessment Results now available!+ Read More
Posted: May 26, 2023 03:55 PMNeeds Assessment Results now available! The California Head Start State Collaboration Office, in partnership with Head Start California, carried out its annual needs assessment survey in March 2023. Thank you to everyone who participated! These findings play a crucial role in equipping the collaboration office with a comprehensive understanding of the prevailing issues and challenges encountered by programs during the year, thereby shaping the office’s work and priorities. View the 2023 Need Assessment Summary now!
May 17, 2023
School Specialty Webinar: Inclusive Learning Environments+ Read More
Posted: May 17, 2023 09:53 AMSchool Specialty Webinar: Inclusive Learning Environments
Inclusive Early Childhood Environments for Children with Special NeedsThis dynamic workshop, presented by School Specialty, includes easy-to-implement options for setting up an inclusive early childhood classroom that will benefit children with special needs as well as those who are typically developing. We review the physical, sensory, as well as social & emotional learning concepts for children with special needs. Recorded on January 24, 2023. Watch the recording.
May 15, 2023
Interested in a TK Partnership? Join our May 30 webinar.+ Read More
Posted: May 15, 2023 11:55 AMInterested in a TK Partnership? Join our May 30 webinar.
Blending, Braiding, and Layering Best PracticesTuesday, May 30, 2023 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT Please join us on May 30, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a webinar on Head Start Blending, Braiding, and Layering Best Practices. This event is sponsored by the CDSS Head Start State Collaboration Office in collaboration with Santa Clara County Office of Education and hosted by Head Start California. The webinar is intended for school administrators, Head Start program directors, early learning and care directors and staff, and anyone who would like to learn more about how to blend, braid, and layer with Head Start programs to maximize benefits to children, families, and providers. Register now.
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