Wednesday, June 3, 2020 
Friday, June 5, 2020 


Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30pm 

Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30am and 1:30 - 3:30pm 

Virtual LIVE! Happy Hour & LIVE! Entertainment from 5:00-6:00pm 

Friday 9:30 - 11:30am

Recharge LIVE! and Reconnect LIVE! We are all experiencing greater stress and anxiety right now and need balance and calmness to help keep our mind and spirit healthy. Before each meeting, spend a few moments in silence and stillness on Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:30pm, and 9:00 - 9:30am Thursday and Friday mornings for LIVE! guided meditation and relaxing moments. 


 Zoom links will be emailed to participants after registering.


$142.00 per person. Includes all three days, virtual happy hour and pre-meeting guided meditation sessions. 


Michelle Iocca
Illinois Head Start Association


(almost) IN-person (directors) IN-stitute2020 LIVE!

While the LIVE! current landscape has certainly changed, the need for meeting LIVE! with other HS/EHS Directors around the state has not changed! In fact, now that we are dealing LIVE! with the enormous amount of LIVE! changes and LIVE! challenges surrounding the LIVE! COVID-19....coming together LIVE! is more important than ever!  We are inviting new, current and future Early Head Start & Head Start leaders the LIVE! opportunity to come together virtually to connect LIVE!, reflect LIVE!, learn LIVE! and build LIVE!. Don't miss this important opportunity LIVE! to gather and collectively assess the LIVE! challenges facing us, develop LIVE! supportive guidelines and LIVE! safety measures and talking points cooperatively, and strategize the best LIVE! solutions moving forward for your Head Start / Early Head Start program, staff, children and families. Check out the LIVE! sessions below! Also, don't miss the additional exclusive LIVE! opportunities created especially for you to include LIVE! guided meditation and relaxtion sessions, LIVE! virtual happy hour and LIVE! entertainment, LIVE! mindfullness breaks, LIVE! closing motivation speaker and the LIVE! exiciting virtual themes each day! Did someone say...."bring your LIVE! pet to ZOOM day"??!!

LIVE! Session #1 - Leading in Turbulent Times & Crisis Management Strategies

LIVE! Session #2 - Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Staff

LIVE! Session #3 - Updates and Current Information from Karen McNamara, Acting Regional Program Manager with the Office of Head Start, Region V

LIVE! Session #4 - National Head Start Association Updates from Tommy Sheridan, Deputy Director, NHSA

LIVE! Session #5 - Supplemental Summer Programs

LIVE! Session #6 - Returning and Reopening

LIVE! Session #7 - Therapeutic Classrooms

LIVE! Session #8 - State & Federal Updates from Lauri Morrison-Frichtl, IHSA Executive Director and Donna Emmons, Associate Head Start State Collaboration Director

LIVE! Session #9 - Closing Motivation Speaker - Providing Head Start Leadership That Really Matters during COVID-19