Training Conference for Head Start Association set for July in Sugar Land
The Texas Head Start Association (THSA) is a private non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families across the state of Texas. The Association, in conjunction with the National Head Start Association, advocates for policies that strengthen services to Head Start programs. The mission is to speak, represent and advocate for the Texas 0-5 early childhood community. The 28th Texas Head Start Association Training Conference will be held on July 20th- 24th, 2013 at the Marriott in Sugar Land Town Square.
Bonnie Buchanan, President of the THSA leads with a vision of an effective Head Start Association that is volunteer-driven providing a voice that impacts appropriate policies for young children and their families. Head Start was created in 1965. Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent engagement to low-income children and their families. There are approximately 25 million pre-school aged children that have benefited from Head Start.
Helen R. Wright is the Executive Director of William Smith, Sr., Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc., (WSSTCCDC, Inc.). The program operates Head Start/Early Head Start in Fort Bend, Wharton and Matagorda counties. WSSTCCDC, Inc. serves 1,133 children for school readiness. Ms. Wright is the 2013 THSA Conference Planner. The conference theme is “Forging Ahead for a Prosperous Future.”
For more information about the conference, contact Linda Newsome Johnson at 281-239-2350, ext. 107 or visit the website at www.txhsa.org.
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