Edward Condon Bio

As an advocate for children and families, Ed promotes the notion that each of us must be eager to learn and grow new skills to meet the challenges facing our communities.

“I believe in our mission so much that for  20 years I have worked for Head Start associations exclusively—with more than 30 years’ service in early childhood education,” Ed said. “Looking back over this time—and even back to Head Start’s founding during the Great Society movement—it’s possible to state that never has Head Start been more important. Yet, now, as we approach the third decade of the 21st Century, gale force headwinds face at-risk children and families. Head Start is a life raft. And it needs all hands committed to its existence.”

Prior to his current position as the Executive Director of the Region 9 Head Start Association, he was the Senior Director of Professional Development for the National Head Start Association (NHSA), and the Executive Director of the California Head Start Association (CHSA).

Committed to human services, Ed is an active volunteer with AFS, a High School student exchange program. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Californians for the Support of Early Education and the Child Development Policy Institute.

Married, he is father of two and active in his hometown of Sacramento, by supporting community-focused, nonprofit associations.

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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2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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