- Head Start Boutique
- Parent Cafes
- Calming Room
As the nation navigates safely reopening, R5HSA is hosting the Conference as an in-person event in Chicago, Illinois. This Conference is an excellent professional development and networking event for Head Start and Early Head Start Professionals and other early childhood educators and administrators. R5HSA commits to delivering high-quality, high-energy conference experiences and our commitment to that standard remains unchanged.
Conference Tracks Include:
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for the protection of all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff. It is imperative that all registrants for the conference follow health and safety guidelines when attending the conference. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease. By attending the Region 5 Head Start Association Conference, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Excitement is in the air as the Region 5 Head Start Association (R5HSA) welcomes you back in person at our 2022 Annual Regional Head Start Association happening in-person in Downtown, Chicago, IL.
Our theme this year is “What a Journey: Don’t Stop Believing!”
We recognize how challenging that last several years have been. The journey throughout the historic pandemic has been eye opening and has left an impact on each and everyone of us. The same goes for the children and families we serve. "What a journey!" it has certaiinly been and continue to be for all our Head Start/Early Head Start professionals as they continue to dedicate themselves to being resilient individuals, responsive to our communities and focused on rebuilding and even transforming into the new normal together.
Believing in the Head Start mission grounds us in the work ahead. The conference content is rich and balanced for every type of adult learner. We'll host dynamic keynote speakers, networking opportunities, hands on learning and varied sessions targeting varied facets of Early Head Start and Head start programming.
For our R5HSA Conference, we are offering learning formats to support deep learning and connections among attendees:
We are also excited to offer back our exhibitors and sponsors space for table displays, networking time and opportunities to connect with you.
Click here to learn more about the conference sessions and itinerary - coming soon!
Click here to learn more about our in person events COVID-19 guidelines.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
**Deadline to book your room to take advantage of the special conference pricing is Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Discover downtown Chicago’s popular attractions and things to do from Hyatt Regency Chicago (link to site). Walk out our front doors to the Chicago Riverwalk for boat tours or Millennium Park for outdoor recreation and events. Shop Magnificent Mile, visit the nearby museums, or check out the breathtaking views along Lake Michigan, all within a few minutes from the hotel.
|Registration Packages - Applies to Member/Non Member||Early Bird Registration Rate
20 June 2022
29 July 2022
|Regular Registration Rate
30 July 2022
9 September 2022
10 September 2022 through
30 September 2022
|All Conference Pass
10.4.2022 - 10.7. 2022
Includes access to standard conference events
|One Day Passes||Access to day-time activities on a single day.|
Tuesday - 10.4.2022
Wednesday - 10.5.2022
Thursday - 10.6.2022
Friday - 10.7.2022