Please go to this web page for updates and resources during the response to COVID-19. Head Start and Early Head Start employees can check with their supervisors about this list of Virtual/Distance Strategies to Support Children, Families & Staff.
Our Staff Mean Everything to the Community
The Head Start community in Vermont is a close, supportive community. We like to think of our Head Start teachers, family advocates, bus drivers, cooks, Human Resource staff and directors as part of a diverse team working together to provide the very best early childhood educational experience for Vermont’s children.
We believe that the Vermont Head Start Association is an integral part of it. One of VHSA’s goal is about the professional development for the workforce in Head Start and the larger community. VHSA board of directors are dedicated to encouraging and supporting staff to learn and grow through training, education, advocacy or community building.
Visit the Calendar and Events to see about upcoming events that support staff in their professional development.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer regular in-service training to build their employees’ skills and knowledge. Here is one example from Champlain Valley Head Start, recorded at a 2019 training session with staff. Active supervision of children supports child health and safety and is a top priority for the field of early care and education. Click this link to play the video.
Here are a few resources from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC), Training and Technical Assistance site that we think help build the highly qualified and valued staff to our parents, families and partners.