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If you’ve been a part of Head Start, you know how important this program is for the students, the parents, and the teachers. The successes of this program continue to change the country for the better. It is thanks to the teachers and program staff for making it all possible!
Why Head Start Teachers Need Professional Development
One of the biggest factors in a successful Head Start program is having a well-trained teaching staff. In fact, it’s mandated.
According to Head Start guidelines, grantees and delegate agencies are required to provide orientation for new staff, volunteers and consultants, establish a structured approach to child care center staff training and development that is designed to foster relationships and build knowledge and skills, and include ongoing opportunities for staff to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the content of the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
The staff qualifications and development section of the Head Start Act specifies that each Head Start teacher shall attend not less than 15 clock hours of professional development per year.
Such professional development shall, among other things, be high-quality, sustained, intensive, and have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the teacher’s performance in the classroom, and should be regularly evaluated by the program for effectiveness.
HEAD START BASICS
This online training course bundle offers you five course hours for your required professional development. This training also gives you a better understanding of your roles, responsibilities, and opportunities working with children in a Head Start Center. After you complete these courses, you will have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of working with children.
HEAD START FOCUS ON FAMILY
This bundle offers you four course hours for your required professional development. These courses also give you a better understanding of the different types of families and home situations that the children in your care might have. After completing these courses, you will be better prepared to work with any family.
What Does All This Mean?
If you teach at a Head Start facility, you need ongoing professional development.
At a minimum, you need 15 clock hours of professional development per year. It's important to work with an organization that can provide certified credit hours and a certificate for verification.
If you’re a busy professional without a lot of time on your hands, you need a program that can supply the training you need online. Training that fits into your schedule, in a cost-effective manner.
This is where ProSolutions Training steps in.
ProSolutions Training Inspires Potential of Head Start Staff
ProSolutions Training has been providing online professional development in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) space for over a decade. We are an industry leader in online training, and we offer a variety of courses to meet your training needs.
Our goal is to Inspire Potential, in all the teachers, students, and other professionals that our training touches along the way.
ProSolutions Training Offers:
Over 100 course hours available in English or Spanish
Training on a variety of industry specific targets, so you get exactly what you need
Free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with every course
IACET Certified Training
Each course comes with a certificate of completion
Some of ProSolutions Training’s Most Impactful Coursework:
Here’s What Other Teachers Like You Have Said About Our Training
“The quality of my work was greatly improved by taking these courses. Not only did I benefit from all of the knowledge, but my students and program did as well. I have a sense of pride in completing this because of the value of this information. I finish knowing that every day is still a new learning experience; I am ready to change lives.” - Samantha S.
“I loved this program. The information given will greatly help me in my classroom. I was hesitant in signing up for this course due to my age, 74, but it was so easy to follow. Thank you.” - Val T.
“Thank you so much for allowing this training process to be streamlined. It was great to find it all in one spot, instead of trying to track down the specific training in the eight different areas. I've recommended that my organization use some of these courses in their yearly training. Some of them are just stellar.” - Laken G.
“This course is really helpful for anyone interested in becoming a caregiver. The courses will guide you through the whole process, and you will be able to learn and understand easily from the beginning to the end. The best experience I ever had.” - Yerki Ramos F.
“Thank you for providing this training online. I was able to complete the coursework around my family's schedule and they cheered me on the whole way!” - Felicia H.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will ProSolutions Training’s online training courses count for my Head Start professional development?
Can I take courses on my schedule or do I have to go to a preplanned class?
All of our courses can be taken online, on your schedule.
Will I get state licensing credit for my courses?
We strive for all our courses to be approved for Early Care and Education state licensing standards. Please check the State and CEU Approvals page for details and confirmation on your specific course selections.
Do I get a certificate of completion after I take my courses?
Each course comes with a certificate of completion and IACET-approved Continuing Education Unit.
What Does ProSolutions Training do for Head Start Teachers?
Our client relations team is ready to help you with accessing your coursework.
You may access and print each of your certificates of completion.
Our comprehensive courses give you valuable knowledge to use in your classroom.
Ready To Level Up In Your Head Start Career?
Take the next step on your professional journey by earning your Child Development Associate (CDA) CredentialTM
Our CDA Training meets the 120-hour training requirement. This training is perfect for Head Start Infant/Toddler teachers who want to earn their CDA.
You can access our Head Start Infant/Toddler CDA Training by clicking the button below.
DISCOUNT IF YOU BUY CDA TRAINING FOR 3+ EDUCATORS! Call our client relations team for details at 1-800-939-9694. (Cannot combine with other discounts).