National Head Start Association’s 42nd Annual Head Start Conference and Expo

March 29, 2015 - April 2, 2015  


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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 5,000 executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, and parents from every state will gather in Washington, D.C. March 29 - April 2, 2015.

Since 1965, Head Start - the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life - has served more than 31 million children and their families. All year NHSA is leading a national celebration of Head Start’s 50 year anniversary, culminating with a spectacular gala on Wednesday night of the Annual Conference.

In addition, a number of additional special events are being planned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Be sure to check the preliminary schedule and watch out for information in our 50th Anniversary Monthly Newsletter.

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

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