All NHSA Professional Development training is designed to support the understanding and implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Core Values, IACET standards, and important trends in the field of early care and education.

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

The Winter Leadership Institute is essential—not only because it offers informative sessions and invaluable networking events, but because it provides the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff to build strong, impactful relationships. Join us in helping ensure this Congress is one that understands, values, and empowers the important role Head Start serves for our nation’s most vulnerable children and families from low-income backgrounds nationwide.

2022

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!

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2023

Winter Leadership Institute

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

National Head Start Conference

May 8 - 11, 2023 | Columbus, OH

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!