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August 2020

2020 First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 3:15 pm PDT
Live & On-Demand

Join us for our second First 1,000 Days! Early Head Start Conference – this year we are offering professional development content 100% virtual – you can enjoy it live or on-demand.  We are excited to be using a conference tool- Whova – this will enhance your participation on any device – desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.  Our conference center allows you to navigate among presentations, exhibitors, networking spaces and more.   You will have more time to hear from experts,…

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Inspiring Movement, Resilience and Self-Care

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Help! I’m exhausted! Sound familiar? Join us for this fun and accessible workshop; offering ways to inspire resilience and self-care for both you and the children you serve. Learn how imaginative movement, mindfulness and calming techniques can support wellness both in and out of the classroom. The price for this session is $99.00/person – member or non member. The virtual training will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. The training will be broken into two segments 9:00am-10:30am, 10:45am-12:00pm PST. To learn…

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October 2020

2020 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm PDT

The Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness conference is designed to celebrate the different cultures, traditions and practices that are reflected in the modern family. In so doing, participants learn how to use the strengths and attributes of culture to aid a child’s own successful walk through the world. In this conference, nationally and internationally known practitioners, researchers and motivational speakers share their knowledge, to teach us and to learn from us, about parent engagement through the lens of cultural awareness. To learn…

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December 2020

2020 Early Childhood STEM Institute

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm PST
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena, 300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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CHILDREN AS GLOBAL PLAYMAKERS Dates To Be Announced Soon Virtual The Early Childhood STEM Institute brings joy of learning in a tangible and hands-on way for the entire Head Start community—teachers, home visitors, family advocates, child care partners, education coordinators, managers and directors and parents. The two-day institute features include: Understanding that young children have the intellectual capacity to develop scientific skills and knowledge. Engaging children in hands-on learning that is based on asking questions about their natural environment and…

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The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors

December 10 @ 8:00 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm PST

Los Angeles, CA A deep-dive program that requires homework completed ahead of time, The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors is based upon The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, developed by Jim Kouzes and Berry Posner. Their Leadership Challenge Model is the most recognized standard of leadership excellence. In demystifying the leadership concept and presenting it as a set of learnable behaviors, Kouzes and Posner will show how leadership development is self-development: It takes practice—and is both an aspiration and a…

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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.

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Sacramento, CA 95816



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