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California Head Start Association – 2018 Annual Conference

February 5 @ 7:30 am - February 9 @ 1:00 pm PST


The California Head Start Association invites you to join us in Costa Mesa, California February 5-9, 2018 for a weeklong event that houses CHSA’s Parent & Family Engagement conference, the Education Conference, and the Public Policy Breakfast. Each year, CHSA gathers professionals from across the early childhood field to attend our Annual Conference. The CHSA Annual Conference provides innovative training, professional development opportunities, and a forum for exploring best practices from thought leaders across the state. These training opportunities allow head start professionals to learn about the most current approaches in their respective areas.

Parent and Family Engagement Conference –February 5-6, 2018

CHSA’s Parent and Family Engagement conference provides education and professional development for Head Start parents and the staff who work with and support them. The Parent and Family Engagement Conference will include sessions on welcoming responsive early childhood environments for families as well as how to choose, develop and implement a parenting curriculum. Additional workshops for both parents and FSW’s will center on communication skills, parenting techniques, child development and more.

Audience: HS/EHS Parents & Policy Council Members, FSWs, Family Engagement Staff, Home Visitors.


Education Conference – February 7-9, 2018

CHSA’s Education Conference advances the knowledge and skills of those involved in the education of children age zero to five. This 3-day educational event imparts developmentally appropriate practices, teaches critical new skills, broadens awareness and disseminates valuable educational resources. 

Audience: Teachers, site managers, home based supervisors, child development and education managers, family and community partnership managers and program directors for both HS and EHS.

New for 2018:   

Thursday, February 8, 2018 a day long hyper-focused presentation on Simulated Professional Development (SPD) – limited to the first 100 who register! 

Come learn how LACOE increased CLASS scores through the implementation of six strategies and experience one of the six. The Simulated Professional Development (SPD) workshop will begin with the KNOW-SEE lecture of Classroom Organization (CO) (Behavior Management, Productivity, and Instructional Learning Format). The breakout groups simulate the Pre-K classroom navigating small group, whole group, mealtime, transitions and free choice formats.


February 5 @ 7:30 am
February 9 @ 1:00 pm
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Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California 92626
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The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

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Sacramento, CA 95814



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