Online Learning

FREE, Live Webinar
Do you want to get more involved in advocacy, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you unclear on which activities are considered “lobbying”? This free webinar for Head Start and Early Head Start Directors, managers, and other professional staff will clarify key questions and give you confidence to effectively advocate for your program.

Learn about:

    • The Policy Ecosystem: Why advocacy and lobbying are fundamental to your success
    • Lobbying 101: What is lobbying, what is allowed, and how to track it
    • Advocacy 101: Using federal funds to tell your story
    • Working Together: Directors, staff, parents and community members

Tuesday, August 6 @ 11:00 a.m. 

Webinars On-Demand
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This DRDP tutorial was created by the West Ed, in partnership with the Head Start State Collaboration Office to help answer questions for program and agency administrators on current features as well as those that will be implemented in the near future. Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) is a web-based cloud application users can access to enter rating information and demographic information.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • DRDP Online Current Functions
  • Challenges and Issues
  • New and Upcoming Functions & Features
  • Site Walk-through
  • More Resources

View this free webinar now!


School Specialty and Head Start California are pleased to announce that our exclusive series of on-demand professional development webinars to support early childhood 21st century safe learning environments is now available for viewing!

Topics include:

  • Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Learning Environments
    Presented by Tamie Pratt-Fartro, Ph.D., School Specialty Early Childhood Subject Matter Expert
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Environments for Children with Special Needs
    Presented by Cecilia Cruse, M.S., OTR/L, School Specialty Special Needs Subject Matter Expert
  • Recognizing Indicators of Potential Violence and Mental Health Concerns for Early Childhood Education Professionals
    Presented by Peggy Mitchell-Clarke, Ph.D., Certified Executive Instructor and Curriculum Author – Mental Health
  • STOP The Threat: Safety and Security Best Practices for Early Childhood Centers
    Presented by Michael Yorio, President, SSI Guardian

Webinars start at just $89 each. For more pricing information and webinar descriptions, learn more here.


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Nonprofits across California are moving away from the traditional fully-insured model of employee health insurance to control costs and improve health benefit coverage for staff. If you’re a nonprofit with more than 50 employees on health benefits, view this FREE webinar now!



Subscription-Based Online Learning
In partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association, Head Start California members now have access at a discounted price to 170+ quality early education courses online at! offers a deep catalog of online courses to support your agency’s continued quality improvement, including the areas of education, family services, health and program administration. Each staff member enrolled has access to over 170+ early education courses.