RIVHSA 2023 Conference

Region IV Head Start Association

Annual Training and Conference Expo

February 21-24, 2023

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Are you looking to strengthen your Head Start or Early Head Start program?


Join Foundations for Families at the Region IV Head Start Association conference.

Planning for a Successful Change in Scope Request

February 22, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

The Information Memorandum titled Enrollment Reductions and Conversion of Head Start Slots to Early Head Start Slots (ACF-IM-HS-22-09) provides guidance for grantees considering a change in scope request. In this session, we will review those requirements and discuss strategies to support the development of a compliant, compelling, and data driven request aligned to shifting community and program needs.

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Talking Points: November 15, 2022

Making the Case for HS/EHS Enrollment Reduction or Conversion

On November 7, 2022, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued an Information Memorandum that provides guidance to Head Start/Early Head Start programs about how to submit a change in scope and the factors that programs should take into consideration for such a request.

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Foundations for Families is a woman-owned consulting, training and technical assistance company that provides services to the birth to eight early education and care community. In addition to strategic planning, financial operations and continuous program improvement, we offer specific capabilities to help you strengthen your program. Through our Talking Points and EHS-CCP blogs, we bring you insights on the latest research and regulations in Head Start and Early Head Start.

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Foundations for Families assisted with a Community Assessment and DRS application

Grant writing exceeded our expectations.

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Foundations for Families removed the anxiety from the process. Your approach was strengths-based. This helped us focus on the positive components of our program.

Roger Pavey

Executive Director, Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Foundations for Families assisted with a Community Assessment and DRS Grant Writing

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Head Start Director, Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Dresden, TN

Foundations for Families assisted with a grant application

The knowledge-level and support provided by the Foundation for Families team was exceptional. Our Expansion application was successful, resulting in an additional 104 children in Douglas County being served.

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Shannon Cotsoradis

President & CEO, Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative

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