The Virginia Head Start Association is an intricate part of advocacy that wholeheartedly supports all Head Start programs, staff, children, and families across the commonwealth. The mission speaks for itself by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking, valuable resources, encouragement, and support during challenging times. The Executive Director is so dedicated to the overall mission and strives to be the powerful voice we all need to push ourselves in the right direction in providing quality services.
The Virginia Head Start Association is the backbone to all our programs here in the Commonwealth by providing a base and support as we navigate the ever changing world of early child education and development. Through the VAHSA I have not only gained incredible colleagues, but amazing friends. Our network of members promotes collaboration, encouragement and teamwork.
The Association provides for Head Start leaders what we provide for children and family: support, encouragement, and hope.
As a community partner, I am proud to be part of the Virginia Head Start Association, serving the families and children in our state.
The Virginia Head Start Association is a pillar of strength for the Virginia Head Start Community. VAHSA provides professional development opportunities which include diversity and inclusion for Head Start staff and the opportunity for staff and parents to serve on the association’s board. Also, the association is a team player advocating for funding and resources aimed at enhancing the quality of Head Start programs.
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