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Parents as Leaders Training

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Date: September 26-27, 2017

Time
9/26: 9:00am - 8:30pm
9/27: 7:00am - 5:30pm (includes Spirit Rally, Hill Day, and send-off, all on Capitol Hill!)

For Schedule and Training Sessions, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Location 

4H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland (just outside of D.C.) Note: There are no more rooms available at the 4-H Conference Center. Please see the list of alternate hotels, below.

This fall in Washington, DC, during NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute, Head Start parents will have the opportunity to participate in the Parents as Leaders training - a unique day and a half of educational training program that focuses on developing parents into leaders in their programs, families and communities. This intensive training program is a part of our Families Unite for Head Start initiative, launched in 2017!

Agenda

On the morning of Tuesday, September 26th educational trainings will begin with discussions on topics such as:

  • Head Start's roots and rich history
  • Parent and family engagement
  • Facilitating family nutrition and health
  • Program governance

In the afternoon more trainings will develop parents’ leadership skills through dialogue, role-play and workshops on:

  • Parents' role as their child’s first teacher
  • The art of storytelling, public speaking, and engagement in Head Start program governance
  • Navigating the K-12 school system

In the evening participants will come together to share insights from the day and dialogue about creative ways to play leadership roles in programs, families and within the larger community.

The next day, on Wednesday, September 27th, parents will join Fall Leadership Institute attendees at the Families Unite for Head Start Spirit Rally and educate their members of Congress about the importance of Head Start and how Head Start empowers parents as their child’s first teacher.

The day will close with a send-off reception for parents! It is suggested that participants plan to arrive at the 4H Conference Center the evening of September 25th and depart no earlier than 6-7pm on September 27th.

 

Register Parents Now

MHSA is sponsoring the first 50 parents to attend and participate in the training. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. REGISTER NOW 

Registration includes all meals during the training on September 26 and the morning of September 27.

 

Reserve Hotel Rooms

Programs that wish for their parents to stay overnight must pay for their accommodations.  Hotel information is listed below. 

The 4H Conference Center (301-961-2801) is full. Please see the list below of alternate hotels.  

NHSA will provide transportation to and from Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 27th from the 4-H conference Center ONLY. If parents are staying at an alternative hotel, they will need to make travel arrangements to and from the 4-H Center site for both days.


Days Inn Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
4400 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

(202) 244-5600
Rate for single bed: $149/night
Rate for double bed: $149/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 2.5 miles

 

Bethesda Court Hotel

7740 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 656-2100
Rate for single bed: $199.20/night
Rate for double bed: $199.20/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.7 miles

 

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda MD, 20814

(844) 335-7190
Rate for single bed: $220/night (non-refundable); $259/night
Rate for double bed: $228/night (non-refundable); $269/night 
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.4 miles

 

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 656-9300
Rate for single bed: $228.65/night
Rate for double bed: $228.65/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.9 miles

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 652-2000
Rate for single bed: $239/night
Rate for double bed: $249/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.9 miles

 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 657-1234
Rate for single bed: $289/night
Rate for double bed: $289/night
Distance from 4-H National Conference Center: 1.4 miles


Information on this page was originally published from the National Head Start Association