This is the only national conference to deliver high-quality training and educational opportunities to Head Start parents and those who work with or on behalf of parents.
- Four Head Start National Resource Centers will share best practices, practical resources and information in two institutes, a presentation series, and several sessions.
- Opportunities for intense exploration in Pre-Conference Sessions and Special Tracks,
- More than 100 educational sessions,
- a special Directors Series
- Abriendo Pueretas Train the Trainer
Registration & Rates
An individual who is a staff member or parent of a current NHSA program member is eligible for the NHSA member rate. To receive the discounted rate, member organizations must complete the membership renewal process before registering for the event. For assistance with membership questions, refer to the Membership FAQs or contact NHSAmembership@nhsa.org.
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| Early Bird Registration for NHSA Members*|| $310 |
| Early Bird Registration for Non-Members*|| $360 |
| Regular Registration for NHSA Members|| $415 |
| Regular Registration for Non-Members|| $475 |
| Co-Presenter Registration|| $150|
| 1-Day Pre-Conference Special Tracks|| $130|
| 2-Day Pre-Conference Special Tracks|| $230|
| Additional Badge for Exhibitor|| $50|
*Early Bird registration is available until November 9th.
| Parent Policy Council Recognition Dinner and Dance|| $80 |
| Special Event at the Austin Ranch|| $40 |
| Special Event - Downtown Grapevine Experience|| $15 |
Closing Session Preview
Closing our 29th Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institute are two very special guests: Yvette Sanchez Fuentes – Director Office of Head Start and Debbie Clement – Author, Musician, & Educator.
Director Sanchez will present to parents the road ahead for Head Start, the critical role they play and opportunities to support their children, local agency and the larger Head Start community.
Debbie Clement brings her very special gift of music and love of parents to help us close our time together. Our closing session will be a high spirited, fun filled time you do not want to miss!
Hotel and Travel
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051-1945
NHSA Room Rates
The Gaylord Texan is currently full. Please see the overflow hotel information below.
Reserve your room by November 14th for the conference rate.
Applicable taxes will be added to room rates (currently 12% occupancy tax)
Reserve your discounted Super Shuttle transportation to & from DFW Airport and the Gaylord Hotel
Check out this video from our gracious hosts in Grapevine, Texas!
The Gaylord Texan is currently full. The following hotels are offering blocks of rooms at special NHSA rates. There will be complimentary shuttles to and from each to the Gaylord Texan during the conference.
SpringHill Suites Grapevine
2240 West Grapevine Mills Circle
Grapevine, TX 76051
Rates and Reservation:
King Suite: $149
Double Suite: $149
2220 Grapevine Mills Circle West
Grapevine, TX 96051
Rates and Reservation:
Single/Double: $159 In the field for "Corporate/Group #" enter: G-NGCA
Fairfield Inn and Suites
2050 State Highway 121
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Toll Free: 800-489-0923
Rates and Reservation: (Includes Breakfast)
NHSA is currently seeking volunteers for the 29th Annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes. Volunteers are needed for pre-conference preparation and assistance with the education sessions and other conference events. In return for 2 days of service, you will receive a complimentary conference registration, which gives you access to 100+ educational workshops on a wide range of topics and other non-ticketed events.
Download and fill out the application (PDF) to become a volunteer.
Questions about volunteering can be sent to Sharon Kirksey-Walcott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
View and purchase an available exhibit booth.
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