Head Start’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Since 1991, Head Start's Biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood has provided professional recognition for the research field examining the needs of low income families with young children and the evidence-base for effective program services. The Conference supports the dialogue between researchers, policymakers and program and administrative staff. This active dialogue strengthens education for young children, brings the latest information to those establishing the national policies for low-income families, and contributes to the development or a meaningful research agenda in the early care and education field.

Head Start's 13th National Research Conference on Early Childhood
To be held in 2016 — Check in Summer 2015 for updates

Head Start's 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood — Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families
July 7, 2014 (All day) to July 9, 2014 (All day)
Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC

Head Start's 11th National Research Conference — Research on Young Children and Families: Effective Practices in an Age of Diversity and Change
June 18, 2012 (All day) to June 20, 2012 (All day)
Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC

Head Start's 10th National Research Conference — Research on Young Children and Families: Launching the Next Decade for Policy and Practice
June 21, 2010 (All day) to June 23, 2010 (All day)
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 9th National Research Conference — Creating Connections: Linking Policy, Practice and Research across Early Childhood Development, Care and Education
June 23, 2008 (All day) to June 25, 2008 (All day)
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 8th National Research Conference — Serving Children Through Partnership and Collaboration
June 26, 2006 (All day) to June 28, 2006 (All day)
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 7th National Research Conference — Promoting Positive Development in Young Children
June 28, 2004 (All day) to July 1, 2004 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 6th National Research Conference — The First Eight Years: Pathways to the Future
June 26, 2001 (All day) to June 29, 2001 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 5th National Research Conference — Developmental and Contextual Transitions of Children and Families
June 28, 2000 (All day) to July 1, 2000 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 4th National Research Conference — Children and Families in an Era of Rapid Change
July 9, 1998 (All day) to July 12, 1998 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 3rd National Research Conference — Making a Difference for Children, Families, and Communities
June 20, 1996 (All day) to June 23, 1996 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 2nd National Research Conference — Implications for Serving Families With Young Children
November 4, 1993 (All day) to November 7, 1993 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

Head Start's 1st National Research Conference — New Directions in Child and Family Research: Shaping Head Start in the 90s
June 24, 1991 (All day) to June 26, 1991 (All day)
Arlington, Virginia