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September 25 - 28, 2017
2017 Fall Leadership Institute
Washington, D.C.

Parents as Leaders Training

Date: September 26-27, 2017

Time:
9/26: 9:00am - 8:30pm
9/27: 7:00am - 5:30pm (includes Spirit Rally, Hill Day, and send-off, all on Capitol Hill!)

Location: 4H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland (just outside of D.C.) Note: There are no more rooms available at the 4-H Conference Center. Please see the list of alternate hotels, below.

This fall in Washington, DC, during NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute, Head Start parents will have the opportunity to participate in the Parents as Leaders training - a unique day and a half of educational training program that focuses on developing parents into leaders in their programs, families and communities. This intensive training program is a part of our Families Unite for Head Start initiative, launched in 2017!

View the full agenda, including session descriptions.

On the morning of Tuesday, September 26th educational trainings will begin with discussions on topics such as:

  • Head Start's roots and rich history
  • Parent and family engagement
  • Facilitating family nutrition and health
  • Program governance

In the afternoon more trainings will develop parents’ leadership skills through dialogue, role-play and workshops on:

  • Parents' role as their child’s first teacher
  • The art of storytelling, public speaking, and engagement in Head Start program governance
  • Navigating the K-12 school system

In the evening participants will come together to share insights from the day and dialogue about creative ways to play leadership roles in programs, families and within the larger community.

The next day, on Wednesday, September 27th, parents will join Fall Leadership Institute attendees at the Families Unite for Head Start Spirit Rally and educate their members of Congress about the importance of Head Start and how Head Start empowers parents as their child’s first teacher.

The day will close with a send-off reception for parents! It is suggested that participants plan to arrive at the 4H Conference Center the evening of September 25th and depart no earlier than 6-7pm on September 27th.

 

Register parents now

If your program intends to have parents attend the day and a half parent leadership training in Washington, DC, register them today

For parents of NHSA member programs, the registration fee is $20 and for non-members it is $35. This includes all meals during the training on September 26th and the morning of September 27th. There are a limited number of registration fee waivers available for parents. You can apply for them when you register parents. Waivers are limited and will be awarded on a case by case basis.

 

Reserve Hotel Rooms

The 4H Conference Center (301-961-2801) is full. Please see the list below of alternate hotels.  

 

Alternate Hotel Accommodations

All rooms at the 4-H Conference Center have been sold. Below is a list of nearby alternate hotels. We will provide transportation to and from Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 27th from the 4-H conference Center ONLY. If parents are staying at an alternative hotel, they will need to make travel arrangements to and from the 4-H Center site for both days.

Days Inn Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
4400 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

(202) 244-5600
Rate for single bed: $149/night
Rate for double bed: $149/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 2.5 miles

Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 656-2100
Rate for single bed: $199.20/night
Rate for double bed: $199.20/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.7 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda MD, 20814

(844) 335-7190
Rate for single bed: $220/night (non-refundable); $259/night
Rate for double bed: $228/night (non-refundable); $269/night (
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.4 miles

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 656-9300
Rate for single bed: $228.65/night
Rate for double bed: $228.65/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.9 miles

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 652-2000
Rate for single bed: $239/night
Rate for double bed: $249/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.9 miles

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 657-1234
Rate for single bed: $289/night
Rate for double bed: $289/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.4 miles

 

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