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April 7-10, 2017
44th Annual National Head Start Conference and Expo
Chicago, Illinois


The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the location of all training events, meetings, and the exhibit hall.


Registration is open. Special Early-Bird registration rates expire Monday, February 13.

NHSA's 44th annual National Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. Join executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, parents, and partners from across the country in Chicago, IL!

The Head Start and Early Head Start community is driven like none other to provide opportunities for success in the lives of our nation's vulnerable children. Every year we gather to discuss the latest developments, innovations, and obstacles in early learning and to explore ideas for turning challenges into opportunities.

With a new Administration and Congress we are entering a new phase in Head Start's history. The 2017 National Head Start Conference provides the perfect opportunity to turn our sights and our imaginations toward the future and explore ways to pursue Head Start's mission even farther!