The Early Childhood STEM Institute



December 1 – 3, 2020

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena – Sacramento, CA


Registration expected to re-open in June 2020



2019 STEM video – Let’s Play!

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.—Marie Curie

What fun is this—learning how to teach young children about science, technology, engineering and math! George Washington Carver said, “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.” And so teaching the very young STEM concepts is a strategy that will reap huge rewards for the future while serving as a fun, engaging activity in the present.

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.

Features of the two-day institute 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 then finding the answers.
  • Engaging members of the Head Start community in STEM education through study, dialogue and conversations with STEM experts about the latest developments in early childhood STEM education research and practice.
  • Promoting school readiness for Head Start children that will support a smooth transition to elementary school and provide a foundation for further STEM learning.

Keynote Speakers



2020 Registration Form

The registration form for this event will be housed in the R9HSA’s brand new member portal – MyR9HSA. This new system allows attendees to:

  • Register themselves
  • Register their co-workers (register guests)
  • Automatically receive an invoice for their registration(s), as well as gain access to any outstanding invoices tied to your agency – coming soon…
  • Submit online payments
  • Gain access to exclusive learning communities tied to live events

Registration Step-by-Step

New to MyR9HSA?

  1. Visit MyR9HSA: Navigate to the desired event you wish to register for and enter your e-mail address to get started on creating a profile. Please note, creating a new profile does not make you a R9HSA member, therefore access to member rates and other member benefits will not be available yet. If you believe that your agency/organization are R9HSA members in good standing, please contact us at so we can link your newly created profile to the correct member agency which will grant your identity with member benefits. Please take this extra step prior to submitting your registration(s). If you are out of the R9HSA member area (states other than California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii and the Outer Pacific), then you are good to proceed without member benefits.
  2. Register yourself: Since you are a new profile holder, enter all of your basic information. If you wish to submit any additional registrations for your peers, simply click on the “register a guest” button at the bottom of the form.
  3. Register your co-workers (register a guest): If you are trying to register a co-worker, you will select this option. Please not that by registering a guest, a prospect (non-member) profile will be created for each guest submission. If you are logged into a member profile, any guests registrations you submit will receive member benefits.

Already a member of MyR9HSA?

  1. Log into your MyR9SHA account: This is a very important step to ensure that if your agency is currently a R9HSA member in good standing, your registration and/or your team’s registration will receive the member-rate fee. If you do not have an account and/or your agency is currently not a R9HSA member, simply register as a guest to receive the non-member rate and to have a profile be created, then you may reset your username and/or password to gain access.
  2. Register yourself: Once logged in, all of your personal details (name, e-mail, address, etc.) that are currently saved on your profile will be automatically populated. If you wish to submit any additional registrations for your peers, simply click on the “register a guest” button at the bottom of the form.
  3. Register your co-workers (register a guest): If you are trying to register a co-worker, you will select this option. Please not that if you are registering a guest without logging into MyR9HSA, the system will automatically the non-member rates. If you are logged in, however your agency is currently not a R9HSA member, you will receive non-member rates.

For any questions regarding registration, MyR9HSA, membership, or other inquiries please contact us at

Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors!

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.

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Sacramento, CA 95816



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