June 13-15, 2023 Pre-Track: June12

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Sheraton Overland Park Hotel/Convention Center 


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Region VII Head Start Association                          
Donna Veatch, 816.718.2260


The Region VII Head Start Association is putting a “Spotlight” on the Early Care and Education Workforce crisis in a BIG WAY!


Almost everyone has played with a rubber duck at one time in their lives. Hand a rubber duck to someone and you are almost always guaranteed a smile in return. Rubber Ducks = a fun time! Working and serving in Head Start/Early Head Start also guarantees a fun time.

For the first time ever, the World's Largst Rubber Duck is coming to Region 7!  See just how big the duck is at thebigduck.us

Plan to join peers and colleagues as we come together and experience an interactive collaborative experience for shoring up your organization’s foundation. The 2023 conference offers professional development opportunities for everyone with sessions designed to promote innovation, develop capacity for shared/inclusive leadership, build strong and resilient teams while recognizing and elevating everyone’s human potential. Oh, and lots of FUN!!

Ready to get REENERGIZED and REIMAGINE your organization? 
Need to get your Ducks in a Row?

View the event agenda HERE.

The room block at the Sheraton is Sold Out

If you are planning to attend the conference and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel.

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Interesting in Exhibiting?
View the Partnership Packet HERE.