National Head Start Conference

May 19 - 22, 2025 | Columbus, OH

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Why is this such an important event?

The Head Start community is driven like none other to provide opportunities for success in the lives of our nation's systemically underserved children and families. It’s important that our community comes together every year to refresh our commitment to Head Start’s vital mission, and discuss the latest developments, innovations, and obstacles in early childhood. Only by stepping away from our day-to-day work can we look at the big picture and help propel Head Start to even greater heights.

Celebrate After-Hours

Opportunities to reconnect with all your colleagues you have not seen for more than a year!

  • The Scholarships and Awards - Free!
    Celebrate talented and innovative Head Start and Early Head Start staff, parents, and programs.
  • The Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception - Free!
  • Explore the largest gathering of vendors and service providers for Head Start.
  • AfterGlow Lounge - Free!
    Step out and dance with friends and colleagues.
  • Alumni After Happy Hour - Ticketed Event
    Did you attend Head Start as a child? Join fellow Head Start alumni for a meet-up.