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Our 2024, First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference will focus on the most important task of our Educators – embracing hope for the future in our families and communities we serve.  Core to Early Head Start’s mission has been to be a beacon of hope, by engaging the heart and soul of our staff to elevate effective practices in homes, centers, and communities.  Many of us carry the scars of trauma, both primary and secondary, our time together will explore strategies that assist us and those we serve to move forward. Our theme for this years conference is Embracing Hope, Heart, and Healing.

Areas of focus for the conference will include maternal and child health, infant and early childhood mental health, social emotional learning, safe environments, personal development and self care, and leadership and program quality improvement.

Interested in registering but don’t have a MyR9HSA account? Please email Lindsay Knox.


A three-day in-person event with virtual components via a conference app. In-person events consist of: keynote sessions, education sessions, on-site exhibits, and special networking events.


Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA


June 3-5, 2024

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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Questions? Contact us at headstartr9@region9hsa.org.