April 29 - May 2, 2019
*/ Head Start’s Largest Annual Gathering
July 22 - 25, 2019
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September 23 - 26, 2019
Preparing Head Start for the next year—and beyond Needless to say, it’s been a busy year in Washington, D.C, and 2020 is shaping up to be no different. In today’s evolving world, growing Head Start’s bipartisan support is of paramount importance. That’s why 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.
January 27 - January 30, 2020
2020: The Year Ahead for Head Start Join Head Start leaders in Washington, D.C. at the start of 2020 to discuss what a new year means for Head Start. We need you in Washington where your voices and your stories will make Head Start’s impact felt throughout the halls of Congress. Are you up to the task? Take action to make this Congress one that understands, values, and empowers the important role Head Start serves for children and families.
December 9 - December 13, 2019
Promoting parent and family engagement NHSA’s 37th 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. The 2019 Parent and Family Engagement conference will explore a wide range of new resources and thinking on the forefront topics of young children and how Head Start programs can address the needs of children, families, and staff.
March 29 - April 2, 2020
July 22 - 24, 2019
July 20 - July 23, 2020
*/ About the 2020 Academy
The First Advocates Pilot Project will nurture parent voices and empower a select group of Head Start parents as leaders who can carry out a variety of strategic advocacy activities in their communities and around the nation.
In 1965, our nation made a commitment to open a window of opportunity for at-risk children through "Project Head Start." In the 50+ years since, nearly 33 million Americans have attended Head Start. Are you one of them?