The Health & Family Services Institute is held annually in the fall. It is for Head Start Directors, Health Managers and Family Services Staff.

This year's conference will be held December 5-7, 2018.

We are also hosting a pre-conference presented by NCPFCE on December 4.

We welcome all Head Start staff from Region 3.

DoubleTree Midlothian, Richmond VA

Head Start adopts the “it takes a village approach” for offering comprehensive services to children and families. Much of our support covers a large scope of issues that can be quite wide-ranging. Head Start staff wear many hats, and often our roles overlap, to create a collaborative effort with the family’s goals in mind. Therefore our annual Health Institute also includes workshops designed for Family Services Staff to help foster this collaborative approach.

We look forward to seeing you in December after the 45–day screening window is over!

Registration now open

2018 Health & Family Institute Agenda


Confirming and Implementing Your Parenting Curriculum: A Sneak Peek at NEW Resources

On Tuesday, December 4 there will be a day long pre-conference session, The National Center for Parent Family & Community Engagement (NCPFCE) will build our discussion around the Head Start Performance Standards (HSPPS) requirement regarding parenting curricula. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences as we expand our collective knowledge. Focus will be on exploring NEW resources that offer guidance for consideration when choosing, confirming, and implementing an appropriate parenting curriculum over time.  This workshop is intended for any Region 3 Head Start Family Engagement Staff and Managers.

If you are only attending the Pre-Conference Only- National Center- Parent Engagement the cost is $125 until October 15, the cost will increase to $150 starting October 16 until registration closes on November 21 or until we reach 150 registrations. 

If you are attending the Pre-Conference and the Health & Family Institute, the cost is $400.00 for VAHSA members and $425.00 for non-members until October 15, the cost will increase to $25 starting October 16 until registration closes on November 21. 

 Health & Family Institute Information:

If you are with a Head Start Program in Virginia and are only attending the Health & Family Institute, your registration cost should be $285 for the full conference and $160 for a single day before October 15. Starting October 16, the price will increase to $310 and $185.  If this is not showing correctly, do not finish this registration. Please contact Julia Beglane to make sure you are correctly paired with your program.

Cancellation Policy - A submitted registration is a commitment to pay. No refunds will be issued, though you may transfer your registration to another person at no additional charge.

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Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia, 23235
Phone Number: 1-804-379-3800
Hotel Map and Directions.pdf

Room rate is prevailing Per Diem rate as of 2/15/18 is $121.00 per night

Group Code: HSA
Room block closes 11/20/18

After Hour Ideas:

Fun Things to Do.pdf

Restaurant Guide.pdf

Retail Outlets and Services.pdf