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We invite new, current and future leaders the opportunity to come together to connect, reflect, learn and build. The Directors meetings are an important opportunity to gather and collectively assess the challenges facing us, and identify how to move forward, cooperatively, and sometimes with solutions for you to apply within your own agencies. This event is not just education or networking, but truly designed to be a venue for problem-solving and creating value that you can take back to implement with your own Head Start teams. Don’t miss the opportunity to come together with other statewide Head Start/Early Head Start Directors and to enjoy some well deserved time away from the Agency!


Fall Meeting: Tuesday, October 1, 2019



Winter Meeting: Thursday, January 9, 2020



2020 Directors Institute

Wednesday June 3—Friday June 5, 2020

Location: Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center / 13653 Lodge Blvd /

Grafton, Illinois 62037 / 618-786-2331

Sleeping Room Rate:  $99.00 Plus Tax (Sleeping room reservation details coming soon!)

Times: The Institute will begin at 1:00pm on Wednesday and will end at Noon on Friday

Registration is currently closed. Registration will open March 3, 2020.


EHS/HS Directors! Don’t Miss the B2E (BREAK2EDUCATE) Monthly Calls!!

Grab your lunch and call-in monthly on the B2E date to make sure you stay in the loop with new happenings in the Head Start world! Don’t miss this monthly opportunity to stay informed on important federal and state initiatives and how they might affect your program. Mark your calendars now for the 3rd Thursday every month from Noon – 1:00pm! No need to register…on the date & time just call 1-866-866-2244 and then press code 6150639#.