About the 2017 Fall Leadership Institute

Head Start is nothing if not innovative. From involving parents in program governance in 1965 to creating new two-generation services for parents in 2017, Head Start programs turn their challenges into opportunities through innovation.

Head Start and our colleagues in the early childhood community have turned our collective creativity toward planning our nation's response to the next generation of vulnerable children and their families How will we make innovation a critical part of Head Start’s next 50 years? What challenges lay ahead and what innovative solutions are being developed to address them? This September, join your peers from across the country in laying the groundwork for the next 50 years of innovation!

Institute sessions will focus on pressing policy issues and advocacy challenges, including changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, Reauthorization of the Head Start Act, and influencing the new Administration's agenda. There will be opportunities to hear from senior staff from the Office of Head Start (OHS) and to meet with your Members of Congress. The 2017 Leadership Institute will offer an unparalleled opportunity to get the most up-to-date information straight from the source in Washington, D.C.

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