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First 1000 Days, Early Head Start Conference

August 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm PDT

August 5 – 7, 2019

Hilton Costa Mesa, CA

The Region 9 Head Start Association (R9HSA) invites you to join us at the First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference. This conference is focused to support Early Head Start, Home Visitors, Family Child Care Partners and all professionals focused on supporting the development of children and families, during the first 1,000 days of life!

Our three-day conference has a variety of learning opportunities, general sessions, exhibits and peer to peer networking.  Day one is our Pre-Conference six-hour sessions with established experts in this professional development space.  In addition, we have planned local tours and networking.  Day two and three will offer both general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits and unique opportunities for local programs to showcase effective practices in our First 1,000 Days Café!

Opening Keynote – August 6, 2019

Julie Kurtz M. S.


Closing Keynote – August 7, 2019

Dr. Ross Thompson



August 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am PDT
August 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm PDT


Region 9 Head Start Association

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.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

Contact Us

2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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