FREE LIVE Webinars
Weekly Chat: Re-opening series
For the next four weeks, HSC will be hosting a Zoom call each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT, for all Head Start directors in California.Join us on Wednesday, July 29 to hear about Serving Families & Children at Home During the Pandemic.


The purpose of this Zoom webinar is to present Head Start program directors with relevant and valuable information to help guide you through re-opening plans. Each webinar will also provide an opportunity for you to speak and hear from each other. Register now!


Test Drive the Quorum e-Learning Platform

Grab your lunch, have a seat, and join us for a 30-minute test drive of Quorum e-Learning’s professional development system, now available through Head Start California. By attending this demonstration, you will learn more about Quorum’s robust online training library, including courses to support family engagement, CCDBG health & safety, communicable disease prevention, CDA credential courses, and more. Many of the Quorum courses are available in both English and Spanish.


This no-obligation demonstration is perfect for all roles of Head Start staff.

Date: Thursday, August 6

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Register now!




PPE, Food & Supply Purchasing: Leveraging collective buying power to lower costs


Head Start California’s newest corporate partner, Food & Supply Source, bring you a 30-minute presentation on how their services work. Organizations nationwide have used this collective buying power to lower costs on food and supplies, and you can too!

Tune in to learn how to utilize FSS’s registered dietitians to develop menus to ensure compliance with Child and Adult Care Food Program or National School Lunch Program. Best of all, their services are free! This half-hour could save your program thousands of dollars per year.

Watch the recording now.

Teams Lab


Are you looking for ways to collaborate better, easier and more effectively with your team without feeling like things are slipping through the cracks?

Here at Head Start California, we’ve been using Microsoft Teams as a way to connect virtually for almost a year. Come listen, learn and explore Teams with Michael Nelson from TLC Tech and Head Start California’s Executive Director Christopher Maricle in a “Teams Lab”, demonstrating how to use Team features.


Teams Lab Webinar #1: 
Team Communication 101Learn how to create a team and channel, chat, upload files, and conduct a video call with screen sharing. Watch the recording now. | Certificate of Participation


Teams Lab Webinar #2: 
Collaboration & IntegrationLearn how to integrate your Outlook, Word, SharePoint and other Microsoft apps. Watch the recording now.| Certificate of Participation


Teams Lab Webinar #3: 
Tips, Hacks & SolutionsThe agenda will be driven by your questions, requests and suggestions. Tell us what you want to do in Teams – we’ll bring solutions, work-arounds, tricks and cheats. Watch the recording now.  | Certificate of Participation


No Child Uncounted: The new timeline for the 2020 Census

This month, our Census trusted messeger training webinars will focus on how COVID-19 has affected census enumeration, the updated timeline for the nonresponse followup period and how families can complete the census while sheltering at home.

We’ll prepare you to answer frequently asked questions families may have, de-myth census concerns and provide role-playing techniques to practice conversations with families. All site staff are welcome to attend. Watch the recording now








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Exclusive Insurance Programs for Head Start Members: Manage Your Risk and Keep Costs Down

Learn about exclusive Workers Compensation and Cyber Liability Insurance programs for California’s nonprofit Head Start members! Head Start California has teamed up with CalNonprofits and a top insurance company that specializes in Workers Compensation and Cyber Liability for the nonprofit market.

Tune in to hear about:

  • The discount for Head Start Members
  • Strong safety and risk management supports
  • High touch claims supports


Presented by:

Cole Kinney, CalNonprofits Insurance Services; Colleen Lazanich, CalNonprofits Insurance Services; Krissy Kyjovsky, Tangram Insurance Services; Tracy Bernard, Tangram Insurance Services; Ellie Feldman, Wingman Insurance

View this free webinar now!



Free Webinar! Watch anytimeThis 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
Earn your CDA and meet training requirements!

In partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Company, Head Start California members now have access to Quorum eLearning, a membership program with over 180 hours of high-quality engaging and interactive training, which includes:

All training to earn or renew a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
Required health and safety CCDBG courses;
Training on communicable disease prevention;
Courses and resources to support family engagement. Courses are available in English AND Spanish!

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