26th Annual Early Childhood Training Conference

Thank you for attending our 26th Annual Early Childhood Training Conference! More information will be posted on our 27th Annual Early Childhood Training Conference in the near future. 

Somerset Inn
2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

March 1-3, 2017

1-Day Pre-Conference Workshop: March 1, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Presenter: Kristen Hayes

Audience: Head Start/Early Head Start Directors, Assistant Directors, Content Area Managers, and Executive Directors

Session Description: "Operationalizing the New Head Start Program Performance Standards"

The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) have been comprehensively revised for the first time in a generation. This session will focus on key provisions of the new HSPPS; considerations for implementation; and what these standards mean for demonstrating outcomes, impacts and telling your story. We will spend a significant amount of time considering changes to management practices, including the use of data to inform continuous quality improvement.

Click here to view the Pre-Conference schedule. 


Annual Conference: March 2, 9:00am - 5:00pm and March 3, 9:00am - 12:00pm
This 1 1/2 day Early Childhood Training Conference is the only in-state
event that has an exclusive focus on the needs of Head Start parents,
staff, directors, and communities. We are excited to bring you the best
practices from the field and national speakers to increase impact
in areas of family engagement, health services, compliance, school
readiness, and much more.

Click here to view the Conference schedule.

Click here to view our program book and session descriptions.