Early Childhood Innovation Summit

August 5 - 7, 2024 | Salt Lake City, Utah

Looking at the Future of Early Education

Early childhood education stands at a pivotal juncture where innovation is essential. However, for practitioners, the challenge is figuring out how to build the plane while flying. The Early Childhood Innovation Summit (ECIS) is here to bridge this gap, connecting researchers, policymakers, and practitioners and empowering educators to tackle 21st-century challenges head-on.

Each year, we curate an agenda rich in content and rooted in practice, featuring plenary sessions with  brilliant thought leaders addressing today’s most pressing issues. We explore the intersections of early childhood education with AI and brain development, delve into pediatric health, and discover trauma-informed tools to enhance social and emotional health for children and families facing adversities.

Meet us at the Summit, where we equip today’s early educators to meet current challenges and prepare for future opportunities!

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Registration Rates

Early Bird NHSA Member Rate:*


Available until June 28

NHSA Member Rate:*


Available June 29 - August 7



Available to non-members

* All discounts are available to those who are a staff or parent in a Head Start or Early Head Start program which has an active NHSA program membership. Sign up to save.

You Won't Want to Miss This!

But it’s not all work—there’s plenty of fun too! Enjoy a welcome reception featuring ‘Innovators Row,’ a gallery walk where you can meet vendors, connect with peers, network, and exchange ideas. Plus, take part in an exciting tour of a local program.

Join us for an intimate conference crafted for changemakers like you. This event is designed to foster connections among those passionate about innovation and making a positive impact.

About the HeadStarter Network

The HeadStarter Network is NHSA’s sister organization and is a separate nonprofit organization created to provide a nimble, interdisciplinary, and forward-looking engine for driving innovation in early childhood development and education. A frequent collaborator with NHSA, we constantly seek to apply best practices and innovations from technology, business, and academia to shape new models of early childhood education. Learn more.