NHSA hosts six conferences each year. See below for details.

Early Childhood Innovation Summit

Who is going to teach the next generation of learners, and how can we ensure they are prepared and supported in their work? Join us August 9-10—virtually—for the HeadStarter Network's 6th annual Early Childhood Innovation Summit to disrupt accepted thinking and prepare the workforce to lead the next generation of learners toward success.

2021 Fall Leadership Institute

We're calling on Head Start leaders from across the country to join us in Washington to work together in building on Head Start's long history of success. This September, not only can you join your national colleagues for a three-day deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start for years to come, but you can make an immediate impact with your members of Congress.

2021 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. This year's conference will explore a wide range of new resources and thinking on the forefront topics of early childhood development and how Head Start programs can address the needs of children, families, and staff.

2022

Winter Leadership Institute

January 24 - 27, 2022 | Washington, D.C.

National Head Start Conference

May 2 - 5, 2022 | Baltimore, MD

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS)

June 2022 | More information to come!

Fall Leadership Institute

September 19 - 22, 2022 | Washington, D.C.

Parent and Family Engagement Conference

December 2022 | More information to come!

2023

Winter Leadership Institute

January 23 - 26, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

National Head Start Conference

May 8 - 11, 2023 | Baltimore, MD

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS)

June 2023 | More information to come!

Fall Leadership Institute

September 18 - 21, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

Parent and Family Engagement Conference

December 2023 | More information to come!