Office of Head Start Leadership Institute

Please join us for the Office of Head Start (OHS) Leadership Institute. This year's theme is "Leading Quality." The Institute will take place April 6–7, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

About the Conference

About the Conference

The 2017 Office of Head Start Leadership Institute will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL on April 6 and 7, 2017. The two-day Institute will focus primarily on the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). Building on the success of the previous OHS Leadership Institutes in 2011 and 2013, the sessions will target program leadership's role in understanding and implementing the HSPPS with their staff, governing body, and parents.

The conference program will be planned and presented by OHS and the National Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Centers. They offer expertise in key areas of interest and target audience needs. The program will include a solid foundational approach to early childhood development, teaching, and learning, and offer insight on managing comprehensive programs.

To receive government rates, make your hotel reservation by March 10‚ 2017. Access the list of hotels and rates.

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Schedule of Events

The Office of Head Start Leadership Institute will begin the morning of Thursday, April 6, and conclude on Friday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.

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Who Should Attend?

The Institute is geared for Head Start and Early Head Start executive and program directors and leaders. It is open to all grantees and delegate agencies serving children ages birth to 5 and to all program options.

Program management and oversight Planning and ongoing improvement Curriculum and school readiness Family engagement Professional development Health and safety Local partnerships

Last Reviewed: March 2017

Last Updated: March 13, 2017