Integrating Innovative Professional Development for EHS/HS classrooms into Statewide Systems

April 14, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. ET

Since their inception, Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) have been at the forefront of supporting under-resourced children in nurturing learning environments that promote early learning, health, and family well-being.

Learn about how the state of Mississippi is seeking to meet their school readiness goals by piloting a systems-level approach to supporting EHS/HS providers, rolling out job-embedded professional development designed to increase the quality of caregiver-child engagement county by county. During the webinar, we’ll hear from both state and county leads on the project as well as the WK Kellogg Foundation, the lead funder behind this transformative work.

We’ll explore:  

  • How the initiative got funded and how it launched 
  • Partnerships and program scaling
  • Outcomes of the program so far


  • Moderator: Ky Lindberg, LENA  

  • Candice Pittman, Mississippi Head Start Association 

  • Bridgette Jackson, Washington County Opportunities 

  • Todd Klunk, W.K. Kellogg Foundation