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Would You Like To Become a 2016-2017 Illinois Parent Ambassador? More Information


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IHSA 2016 Health Institute / May 5 & 6, 2016 / Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center REGISTER NOW!

New Directors / Leaders Series More Info and Register NOW!

Register Now for the 2016 Directors Institute

June 1-3, 2016 

Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL 


The Chancellor’s Academy – Early Childhood Strand / June 27 – 29, 2016

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IHSAdvisor: Reflections and Connections / April 2016

IHSAdvisor: Reflections and Connections / March 2016

IHSAdvisor: Reflections and Connections / February 2016

Watch our Data Infrastructure Grow 

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Illinois Head Start Association Mission Statement:

Our Mission:
IHSA mobilizes and strengthens its membership by creating a passion for leadership and advocacy in the interest of our most vulnerable children and families.

Our Values:

  • Leadership that proactively pursues the possibility of change
  • Integrity through transparency and accountability
  • A unified voice, reflective of diversity and respect for all
  • Relationship-based partnerships that promote intentional collaborations

Our Vision
Caring and committed communities that maximize the potential of ALL children and families.