Upcoming Trainings/Events


REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE VIEW THE EVENT PROGRAM HERE For the latest information about this Region VII event, please visit the Region VII website.

Leadership Education and Development Summit

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS) prepares Head Start and Early Head Start programs to be innovative. This year’s summit will take place virtually from June 20-22, 2023.

Early Childhood Innovation Summit

The Early Childhood Innovation Summit serves as forum for early childhood education thinkers and activists to network, explore, and accelerate practitioner-based innovation. Join the waitlist for the 2023 Summit, taking place June 27-30.

Fall Leadership Institute

NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute is a four-day deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start for years to come. This year’s Institute will take place in Crystal City, Virginia from September 18-21, 2023.

Transportation Training


IHSA is offering a virtual training to all Region VII programs on meeting HSPPS 1303 Subpart F - Transportation Services. https://www.iowaheadstart.org/events/head-start-transportation-compliance-and-requirements/

UNK-Community 7th Annual Early Childhood Conference

UNK Nebraskan Student Union 1013 W. 27th Street, Kearney, NE, United States

  This year's conference, the 7th Annual UNK-Community Early Childhood Conference, is themed: Promoting Knowledge and Well-being for Children, Families and Educators. Saturday sessions will feature Kristen Peterson, founder Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool in central Minnesota and host of The Play Based Learning Podcast. Friday’s session will feature Jenny Benson, Early Childhood consultant, coach, and…

Opioid Overdose Prevention Virtual Workshop


Hosted by Kansas Head Start Association:  Opioid Overdose Prevention and Medication Safety This presentation will provide participants up-to-date information on opioid trends, opioid overdose prevention, naloxone administration, and best practices for medication safe use, storage, and disposal. Participants will learn how to access free resources for themselves or families they serve including naloxone, medication disposal…


Parent and Family Engagement Conference

NHSA’s annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent Conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 4-7, 2023.