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Illinois Head Start Association is seeking proposals for breakout sessions for the 2023 IHSA Annual Conference.

Whether you are a seasoned presenter, or this be your first time, we encourage you to submit your proposal to participate in this amazing conference. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas.

Showcase and share your expertise, experiences of successful collaborations, lessons learned, creative solutions, innovative and best practices, passion and commitment with the Head Start/Early Head Start community in Illinois.

Go here for details and submit your proposal on or before close of business Wednesday, January 18, 2022. Additional questions, contact or 217-381-5007.

 Exhibitor/Sponsor Sign-up form 

2023 Exhibitor-Sponsor Sign-up form

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Thank you for stopping by and welcome to the Illinois Head Start Association!  The Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as the voice of Illinois’ Head Start/Early Head Start programs, staff and parents. 

Our Mission:

To mobilize, strengthen, and inspire our membership in the interest of our children, families, staff, and communities.

Why we do it? 

Strong, bright futures begin at Head Start/Early Head Start and IHSA is dedicated to supporting our members with their critical mission of serving children and families who are the most fragile or vulnerable across every community in Illinois. 

Who are we?

IHSA provides assistance to Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure their ongoing viability and vitality to operate a high impact, community driven Head Start/Early Head Start program. IHSA advocates for its members at the federal, state and local level to secure more funding and achieve beneficial policy changes and better serve Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families.

How we do it?

Elevating the Head Start/Early Head Start community by Educating, Advocating, Collaborating, and Communicating.  By communicating with members, and creating opportunities for learning and connections, members are increasingly engaged, unified and supported as they work to better serve their clients and communities.

Partnerships and Sponsors

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