Conferences

Parent and Family Engagement Conference

NHSA’s annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. The 2022 Parent Conference will be held December 12 through December 15.


Winter Leadership Institute

Explore meaningful policies, the role of Head Start in our country’s recovery, and meet with lawmakers to help provide a level of stability that will make all the difference. The 2023 Winter Leadership Institute will take place in Crystal City, VA January 23-26.


National Head Start Conference

The largest national conference devoted to all things Head Start, NHSA’s annual conference brings our community together for a week of sharing, networking, learning, and celebrating. The 2023 Annual Conference will take place in May 8-11 in Phoenix, AZ.


Leadership Education and Development Summit

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS) prepares Head Start and Early Head Start programs to be innovative. LEADS will take place virtually June 20-22.


Fall Leadership Institute

NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute in Crystal City, VA is a four-day deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start for years to come. The 2023 Leadership Institute will be held September 18 through September 21.


Early Childhood Innovation Summit

The Early Childhood Innovation Summit serves as forum for early childhood education thinkers and activists to network, explore, and accelerate practitioner-based innovation. Join the waitlist for the 2023 Summit!


Exhibit and Engage the NHSA Network

There’s no substitute for face-to-face when you want to acquire new customers, effectively convey what makes your company, products, and services special, and understand what the Head Start workforce wants and needs.

Reserve your exhibit space and additional marketing opportunities for Head Start's largest events of the year.

Save the Dates

Winter Leadership Institute
January 23 - 26, 2023 | Crystal City, VA

National Head Start Conference
May 8 - 11, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS)
June 2023 | Virtual

Early Childhood Innovation Summit
More information to come!

Fall Leadership Institute
September 18 - 21, 2023 | Crystal City, VA

Parent and Family Engagement Conference
December 4 - 7, 2023 | New Orleans, LA

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