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Join us at the Georgia Head Start Board Retreat- September 13-16

On behalf of our President Tanya Thomas and myself, We are pleased to announce the location for our September Board meeting and Strategic Planning Retreat. The Board meeting will be held at the Beautiful Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine Florida 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092 beginning on Tuesday, September 13, 2016! We are encouraging all of the Board members to go ahead and reserve your rooms. The deadline to reserve your rooms is August 16, 2016 please follow the link below. This will be a great time to collaborate with colleagues and other board members and also be apart of the Strategic Planning for GHSA. We are encouraging everyone to make plans to attend this exciting, engaging and informative Board meeting as we prepare for the future of GHSA. Our theme for this Board Meeting and Strategic Planning will be "We Are Greater Together".

We will have a session for all Head Start Directors on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 between the hours of 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. This will be a time for the Directors to collaborate and discuss some issues and concerns within their programs and any other issues that they may have. There will be a meet and mingle for the board members from 6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 will be dedicated to strategic planning, Thursday, September 15, 2016 half of the day will be dedicated to strategic planning, The afternoon will be dedicated to committee meetings and also new board members training. Friday, September 16, 2016 we will conduct our full board meeting.

Guests may make their reservations by calling (800) 627-7468 and using group code (GHEGHEA). The easiest way for everyone to reserve their rooms is click on the link below:
Book your group rate for Georgia Headstart Board Retreat

Once again I look forward to seeing everyone at the September board meeting and strategic planning. Please save the date for the Fall Leadership Conference and Board meeting which will be held November 14-18, 2016 the location will be announced soon. Please let me know if I may assist further.

Best Regards,
Tevin Roberts- Executive Officer
Georgia Head Start Association

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Georgia Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive early childhood and family development services to children from birth to five-years-old, pregnant women and families. Our programs have a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children and their families. Head Start agencies provide a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement and family support. In addition, the entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage and experience.

All Head Start and Early Head Start programs must adhere to federal Program Performance Standards. These standards, which are the most rigorous and comprehensive early childhood program standards in the country, define the services that programs are to provide to the children and families they serve and are designed to ensure that the Head Start goals and objectives are implemented successfully and that all agencies maintain the highest possible quality in the provision of Head Start services.

GHSA Links

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
www.decal.ga.gov
  • There are 31 organizations, including school systems, community action agencies and universities that operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Georgia
  • Head Start services are provided to children and families in 157 out of 159 counties in Georgia
  • In 2013-2014, the actual enrollment in Head Start and Early Head Start programs was nearly 27,194. This number consisted of:
    Regular Head Start:
    • 12,972 three-year- old children; and
    • 10,907 four-year -old children
    Early Head Start:
    • 3,111 children younger than three-years old.
  • *based on available data received October 2014

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