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30th Annual Parent Conference & Family Engagement Institutes

*The conference hotel is full. Click the Hotel link above for overflow hotels - just a short walk from the conference!

Shared Governance and Family Engagement - two cornerstones of the Head Start model. As the nation’s attention turns toward early childhood education with an intensity not seen since Head Start’s founding 48 years ago, it is essential to keep these two building blocks in every conversation about potential new systems.

NHSA’s annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes is the only national event to provide training and educational opportunities focusing on how parents, families and Head Start program staff can work together to promote parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development. This event, like no other, highlights and explores best practices for parent involvement straight from the programs successfully implementing them and provides hands-on training specifically designed for Policy Council chairs and members, as well as for Board members. We are also happy to include a wide array of commercial vendors in the conference exhibit hall, where attendees can find numerous innovative tools to support their work.