Training & Events

Quality Learning Experiences

RIVHSA is renowned for delivering world-class, high-energy training and convention experiences for early care and learning professionals, parents and partners throughout our region and around the country.  Join us to explore quality initiatives and best practices, expand your network, as well as discover new resources and strategies.

Annual Training Conference & Expo

Every Year in February

Our Annual Training Conference & Expo attracts hundreds of early care and learning professionals, parents and partners throughout the region and around the country.

Leadership Summit

Every Year in June

Every year, we look forward to connecting with regional leadership – both seasoned and emerging - at our Leadership Summit to provide cutting-edge professional development and expand our shared our vision for Head Start’s future.

Early Head Start Institute

Every Year in September

The Early Head Start Institute brings together diverse audiences of emerging and seasoned professionals, parents and partners who share a commitment to sharing experiences, nurturing young children, deepening practices, engaging families and strengthening communities.

Leading, Innovating Together

Year-round Virtual Learning

Join us for a unique blend of speaker expertise, learning tracks, and presentation formats – live streamed and on-demand content – to meet the diverse needs of professionals, parents and partners.

Call for Proposals

Accepted Year-round

Interested in presentation opportunities?  RIVHSA seeks rich and robust educational sessions that meet the diverse interests and specialties of our conference audience.

Call for Sponsors

Year-round Marketing

Want to increase awareness or enhance client engagement with our member network?  From exhibition to advertising, RIVHSA offers cost-effective and high-impact options to elevate your brand.

A Unified Voice for Head Start


RIVHSA is committed to telling your collective story in a compelling manner through direct campaigns, government relations strategists, multi-level networks, and coalitions with shared interests to achieve results.

Because Opportunity Matters

Partnership & Initiatives

RIVHSA actively seeks innovative partnerships opportunities with private, public, and government sector entities. Partnerships amplify our mutual interests and success while also increasing awareness of what we do best - prepare today’s students for tomorrow.

Quality Learning Experiences

Professional Development

RIVHSA offers training opportunities that support federal regulations and policies, and strengthen program administration, staff development, parent engagement, and community partnership.

Presidential Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors