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41st Annual Head Start Conference and Expo

About this Conference

NHSA’s Annual Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. This year more than 3,000 executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, and parents from from every state will gather in Long Beach, California.

The 41st Annual Conference’s theme is Driven to Make a Difference. Every day, Head Start and Early Head Start provide lasting benefits for more than a million children and their families. Join us in Southern California to celebrate the difference Head Start makes and explore ways to drive our mission even farther!

More than 200 educational sessions will provide professional development in these areas:


  • Classroom Management & Teaching Strategies
  • Assessments, Planning, & Management
  • Early Education/Care & Child Development
  • Health, Nutrition, & Safety
  • Parent/Community/Family Engagement
  • Self-Development & Awareness Building
  • Social Emotional Development & Challenging Behavior


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