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December 5 - 8, 2016
2016 Parent, Staff, and Leadership Training Conference


This event will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Who Should Attend?

Parents, Senior Administrative Staff, Board Members, Policy Council Members, and others interested in training

Program Book


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NHSA’s Parent, Staff, and Leadership Training Conference is the only national event that focuses on how communities, parents, families, and Head Start program staff can best partner to promote both parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.

This year, given the broad range of hot topics that are trending, we are widening our focus to include sessions, panels, and speakers that address a variety of the issues relevant to staff who work closely with parents and families as well as senior administrative staff. Issues addressed that are currently trending include social justice, poverty, vulnerability and dual language learners. We will also highlight innovation in early childhood education. And there will be new best practice and skill-building sessions on governance, board development, and human resources issues. There will also be a significant number of sessions addressing the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.


About the Location

Puerto Rico Convention Center, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Center is located in the heart of San Juan in the Peninsula of Isla Grande, and is convenient to Old San Juan, with its rich 500-year history, as well as the gorgeous beaches of Condado and Isla Verde, the Hato Rey business district and the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.  There are hundreds of non-stop flights in and out of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) every day. Chicago is less than five hours away. New York is under four. Just hop on a plane, take a nap, and wake up in San Juan. Getting around once you’re in Puerto Rico is easy. Taxis are everywhere and your favorite rental car companies are all here.