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Every May, MHSA gathers Staff and Parents from across the state for networking, professional development, and parent inspired workshops that focus on family development. We also celebrate a Parent Honoree from each programs. 


Poverty Simulation (pre-conference)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019,

9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The Poverty Simulation is not a game, it is a simulation designed to help participants experience what it is like to be a part of a low income and sometimes fixed income family every day. 

Panel Discussion on Homelessness

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:30 am to 10:00 am 

The panelists in this discussion are leaders that work to alleviate homelessness in the state of Maryland. They will help Head Start staff understand the obstacles facing homeless families and how to better serve families dealing with homelessness.

Keynote Speaker - Ron Mirr

Moving from Good to Great: Harnessing the Power of Families to Support Learning

Thursday, May 9, 2019

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Parent of the Year Honoree Celebration Luncheon

Friday, May 10, 2019

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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