2019 Annual Conference



Each year, the California Head Start Association gathers professionals from across the early childhood education field to attend the CHSA Annual Conference. The conference provides innovative training, updates on expectations from the National Office of Head Start and a forum for networking with colleagues across the state. These training opportunities allow staff to learn about the current best practices in their respective areas of interest at an affordable cost.

Annual Conference

Parent and Family Engagement Conference - February 4 & 5

CHSA's Parent and Family Engagement Conference provides trainings for Head Start parents and staff who support parents. It will include the latest on the Family Engagement Framework, as developed by the OHS' National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Additional workshops for both parents and family service staff will center on communication skills, parenting techniques, child development and more. Audience: HS/EHS Parents & Policy Council Members, FSWs, Family Engagement Staff/Advocates.


Education Conference – February 6-8

CHSA's Education Conference advances the knowledge and skills of those involved in the education of children age zero to five. This event imparts developmentally appropriate practices, teaches critical new skills, broadens awareness and disseminates valuable educational resources. Audience: Teachers, site managers, home based supervisors, child development and education managers, family and community partnership managers and program directors for both HS and EHS.


Splash Into California

Please join us for Frog Street's SPLASH INTO CALIFORNIA, an exciting professional learning experience for early childhood leaders prior to our Education Conference in 2019! The purpose of the Frog Street Early Childhood Leadership Institute “Splash Into California” is to provide awareness of current strategies and techniques for joyful instructional practices for Infants, Toddlers, Threes, and Pre-K children. The focus of this institute will center around four outstanding sessions on the latest in Early Brain Research, Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline®, Literacy & Language through Music and STEM activities for our youngest learners. Presentations will focus on valuable expertise in a motivational atmosphere to celebrate California EC professionals. Eight hours of CE Credits will be issued to each attendee. Read More 



Interested in becoming a corporate partner or event sponsor? Contact kelsey@caheadstart.org for more information.


Event Location:


Riverside Convention Center- 3637 5th St, Riverside, CA 92501

Mission Inn Riverside
3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501