National New Head Start Directors Conference
NOTICE: This Issuance has been withdrawn or superseded. It is provided for historical reference only and has no current applicability or effect.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
1. Log No. ACYF-IM-HS-95-31
2. Issuance Date: 08/31/95
3. Originating Office: Head Start Bureau
4. Key Words: New Head Start Directors Conference
TO: All Head Start Grantees and Delegate Agencies
SUBJECT: National New Head Start Directors Conference
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Head Start Bureau is pleased to invite new Head Start directors to a training conference that is being held for them on October 30 through November 2, 1995 in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the conference will be to orient new directors to Head Start and to their role as the leader and manager of their Head Start program. The target audience is Head Start grantee and delegate agency directors who are new to their positions since the summer of 1994.
It is our expectation that the conference will provide new directors with the opportunity to:
- Review the history, philosophy, values and quality standards of Head Start as a context for mastering the leadership, management and administrative skills necessary to function in their Head Start director role.
- Design a professional development plan which is unique to their needs, the needs of their program and the resources available in the State and Region.
- Network with other Head Start directors from throughout the country to establish connections in the Head Start community that can continue into the future.
Attached is a registration form for attending the New Head Start Directors Conference. The cost is $150 plus travel and lodging expenses. Funds from your program's current Head Start grant - either earmarked training and technical funds or funds from the basic Head Start grant - can be used to pay the costs associated with attending the conference. Registration forms are to be sent to Aspen Systems Corporation, the contractor organizing the conference, by October 2, 1995. The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington and is planned to begin at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 30 and close at 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 2, 1995.
The leadership provided by the Head Start Director is critical to the overall quality of services provided by Head Start programs. According to the recent final report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion, Creating a 21st Century Head Start:
The challenges faced by local Head Start programs have multiplied in size, scope, and complexity in recent years. HHS and local grantees must ensure that the managers of local Head Start programs have what they need to lead programs effectively in a changing world: knowledge, skills, commitment not only to children and families but: to the complex tasks of management and leadership, and the support and infrastructure they need to manage effectively.
It is particularly important that new Head Start directors receive the guidance and support they need to be successful in their new role. We believe that this conference is one step towards that end. I encourage all new directors to attend this conference.
Helen H. Taylor
Head Start Bureau
National New Head Start Directors Conference. ACYF-IM-HS-95-31. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 1995. English.
This is a Historical Document.
- IM-95-01 Publication of the Head Start Automation Manual
- IM-95-02 Developing a Head Start Training Plan
- IM-95-03 Head Start Family Information System Volunteers
- IM-95-06 Head Start Facilities Manual
- IM-95-07 Choosing Wellness (Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion Package)
- IM-95-08 A Substance Abuse Training Package for Helping Children Affected by Substance Abuse
- IM-95-12 Possible Limitation on Amount of Allowable Child Placement Services, Administrative Expenditures and Training Costs Reimbursable Under Title IV-E in and for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 1995
- IM-95-13 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Early Head Start
- IM-95-14 The 1995 Family Income Guidelines
- IM-95-15 Assuring that Head Start Programs Provide High Quality Services
- IM-95-16 Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) for 1994-1995 Program Operating Year
- IM-95-17 Adult Hepatitis B Vaccine
- IM-95-18 Celebration of Head Start's 30th Anniversary
- IM-95-19 Materials for Smoke-Free Environments
- IM-95-20 Program Announcement for Comprehensive Early Childhood Demonstration Projects
- IM-95-21 JOBS/Head Start Coordination Efforts
- IM-95-22 1995 Directory of Head Start Programs--and Head Start Mailing List
- IM-95-23 Spanish Translation of Final Rule on Head Start Services for Children with Disabilities, 45 CFR Parts 1304, 1305, and 1308
- IM-95-24 EPSDT Guide
- IM-95-25 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Head Start Transportation Safety
- IM-95-26 Announcement of the Fiscal Year 1995 Discretionary Announcement for Head Start Research Projects and Program Projects; Availability of Funds and Request for Applications
- IM-95-27 Reimbursement for Services, Including Medicaid and Child Care, for Head Start Children and Families
- IM-95-29 Automatic Head Start Eligibility under the National School Lunch Act
- IM-95-30 Head Start-State Collaboration Projects
- IM-95-31 National New Head Start Directors Conference
- IM-95-33 Publication of Four Training Guides
- IM-95-34 Head Start-Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program at the University of California at Los Angeles
- IM-95-35 Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Amendments to 45 CFR Part 1305 - Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance in Head Start
- IM-95-36 Early Head Start Grant Award
- IM-95-37 Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements for Head Start Drivers