Event Calendar

2023 Early Childhood STEM Institute

Hayes Mansion San Jose

R9HSA’s Early Childhood STEM Institute is focused on bringing our community a fun and engaging experience to learn science principles in an interactive, hands-on approach, enabling Head Start education staff […]

Site Directors Academy

Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs

This academy targets individuals responsible for the oversight of one or more child development centers to help them align the operations of each site with the goals of the organization. […]

The Leadership Challenge (Hybrid)

Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix

This workshop will give you superpowers—how to achieve the extraordinary while overcoming the overwhelming. A deep-dive program that is based upon The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, developed by Jim […]

Solutions Webinar

When the joy of your work with children and families has been all but extinguished by mandates and paperwork and oversight, it’s time for renewal. When you’ve forgotten your why, […]

Directors Exchange (Virtual)


The Directors Exchange meetings are designed to create a space for executive directors, directors, and deputy directors to regularly connect, learn new skills, and strategize over effective practices to advance […]

HR Network (Virtual)

R9HSA is pleased to continue in 2023 our HR Network. As with past years, this network will focus on supporting agency leaders who are tasked with the challenges to lead […]

Executive Leadership Retreat

Argonaut Hotel 495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco

A two-day, executive level leadership experience where personal development, workforce engagement, organization improvement and strategic planning come together. Click here to learn more

Site Directors Network (Virtual)

R9HSA believes the secret ingredient to the Head Start advantage is our staff. Passionate and knowledgeable, committed to innovations and evidence-based practices, our family advocates, educators, health associates, managers and […]

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