Posts Tagged ‘Early Head Start’

Technical Assistance with Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships

As The Gravely Group has grown through the years, we have had the unique opportunity to provide quality technical assistance to the Early Head Start programs. Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships have been our focal point in the last few months. By encouraging Early Head Start grantees to partner with family child care providers to…

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HHS Announces Two Grants Available for Expansion of Early Head Start Programs

At the end of July, the Office of Head Start emailed an announcement to agencies and other stakeholders regarding two competitive grant opportunities for the expansion of Early Head Start Programs in their communities. The first grant announces American Indian/Alaska Native EHS Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnerships. The second pertains to EHS Expansion and Migrant…

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Head Start recompetition: when one door closes, another one opens

In a recent story in The Blade, board members of the  Economic Opportunity Planning Association (EOPA) questioned how the agency is preparing to reapply for a $13 million grant to continue running its Toledo Head Start agency. Due to the Head Start Recompetition Process, EOPA was recently notified by the federal government it will have…

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Head Start: getting kids ‘school ready’ by design

The School Readiness Act of 2007 offered improvements to ensure that school readiness is a top priority for all the children they serve.  In general terms, the Office of Head Start has defined school readiness to mean: Children are ready for school Families are ready to support their children’s learning Schools are ready for children As programs work to…

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27 million windows has opened many doors

Imagine 27 million lives forever changed by Head Start. Since 1965, more than 27 million Americans have participated in the Head Start program and benefited through “The Window of Opportunity,” offering success in school and life. With more children in need of services now, than at any time before, National Head Start Association (NHSA) has…

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Give your child a Head Start – the earlier, the better

You may have noticed that many of my blogs are brought about from valuable discussions and comments in our Head Start/Early Head Start LinkedIn group. Members of our group, comprised mostly of Head Start managers and officers, educators, youth advocates and others in the social services industry were asked, “What is a big concern you’re…

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Welcome to The Gravely Group Head Start Blog

We are very excited about our new blog and hope to have productive and insightful dialogue about trends, issues, and available resources to enhance and strengthen Head Start agencies. You can also join conversations with the TGG Head Start Group on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-gravely-group. Please feel free to post any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding program governance,…

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