2020 WHSA Annual Conference
Head Start Strong: 2020 and Beyond!

The 18th Annual WHSA Training Conference will be held at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on February 24-26, 2020. The theme for this year’s conference is “Head Start Strong: 2020 and Beyond.” Join with other Head Start, Early Head Start, Tribal Head Start and other ECE professionals engaging in amazing workshops, speakers and networking opportunities.

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February 24-26, 2020


Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Name on Room Block: WHSA Meeting 2020
Room Block Expires: January 24, 2020
Room rate $82 single, $129 2-4 in room

Get Rooms on the WHSA Block Here: https://book.passkey.com/e/49987769


$335 Early Bird by 1/1/20
$355 Before 2/23/20
$135 presenters for full-conference/ free on day of presentation
(Presenter registration will be sent out via email on the schedule is finalized.)
Single Day Attendance: $265 per day

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Monday’s Keynote Address will be performed by Dr. Deborah Gilboa!

Respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, her passion for raising kids with character makes her a favorite family physician, media personality, author,speaker and social influencer. A mom of four boys, she inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children.

Click Here to View Dr. G’s Session Descriptions

Dr. G is a board certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center. She cares for diverse patients from 100+ countries and speaks 47 different languages. Her work with the deaf community has received national recognition and was the focus of her service as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

If all that wasn’t enough, Dr. G is also the author of multiple books including Get the Behavior You Want, Without Being the Parent You Hate! and parenting activity books focusing on building her 3R’s of Parenting: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Click below for a sneak peek of what to expect!


Teaching Strategies, Kaplan, Lakeshore, Learning Props, UW Milwaukee, and Many More! Each year the Wisconsin Head Start Association provides over 25 well-known exhibitors.


Topics including but not limited to curriculum design, the power of play, fatherhood, dual language, inclusion, parenting, mentoring, data, community partnerships, teaching, administration, staff wellness, mental well-being, program management. Each year this conference provides over 100 presenters speaking on 75+ varied topics.

 2020 Conference At-A-Glance Schedule:

This schedule is, at this point, tentative and subject to change.

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Full Training Session Program:

Coming Soon!

Call for Presenters:

Click HERE if you are interested in presenting at this year’s conference!


Interested in exhibiting at this years conference?
Follow this link to our exhibitor invitation page!


This conference is especially valuable to Students in education, social work, human services and an array of other majors who are interested in working with children aged birth to five.  A wide variety of training topics are shared by experienced presenters including but not limited to, trauma informed care, dealing with challenging behaviors, human resources, curriculum, data, family engagement, inclusion, and more! WHSA believes supporting students on their career journey to work in the early childhood field is critical to a highly trained workforce and thus offers a special, discounted student rate to encourage college-level attendance.

Click Here to be directed to our Student Registration Page! Student registration is coming soon!


For questions, comments or if you would like more information,  call or email Brian at the WHSA office!
Brian Stults

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