We are pleased to announce the Westin Peachtree Plaza as our new venue for 2019 EHSI!  We wholeheartedly apologize for any inconvenience that this move may cause but we do so to create the best possible conference experience for our attendees.  We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 EHSI!   

Region IV Head Start Association Inc.


RIVHSA seeks rich and robust educational sessions that meet the diverse interests and specialties of our conference audience.  Each training event provides a unique opportunity for continuing education and to connect with colleagues to share innovative approaches and expand understanding of critical topics important to the Head Start and Early Head Start community.

Submission Form

marketing opportunities

From exhibition to print advertising, RIVHSA’s cost-effective and high-impact marketing opportunities will help you build visibility in the regional Head Start (HS)/Early Head Start (EHS) community. Our exhibit marketplace and conference program connects exhibitors to hundreds of conference attendees ranging from administrators to service level professionals to parents and partners. RIVHSA only hosts an exhibit area in conjunction with its annual conference but advertisement space is available for all events. 

Marketing Prospectus

​Purchase Exhibit Space in the Expo Center

Purchase Ad Space 

corporate sponsorship

​​Becoming a corporate sponsor shows a vested interest in RIVHSA and our member programs. As a corporate sponsor, your company is doing more than establishing or strengthening its connection to our member network, but you’re also joining a community of professionals, parents and partners dedicated to making difference. Corporate Sponsors who wish to make a purchase using a credit card (VISA/MasterCard/Discover) please email to request an authorization form.



on-demand digital learning center

​​At our 2017 Leadership Summit in Atlanta the week of June 26, RIVHSA announced a new partnership with the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Center for Resilient Children which we anticipate will have a huge impact on Head Start classrooms and teaching staff.  The On-Demand Digital Learning Center (ODDLC) allows offers professional development at your convenience with seminars customized for Region IV to focus on the importance of adult wellness and providing parents and teachers with the resilience foundation they need to provide high quality care to young children.  

Video - Learn More About ODDLC  

FREE Webinar - FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior [November 1, 2017 @ 1-2 p.m. EST]

Register Today for FREE Webinar


events calendar (Atlanta, GA)

Annual Training Conference & Expo:  February 5-8, 2019
Leadership Summit:  June 17-20, 2019
Early Head Start Institute: September 16-19, 2019 


2018 Annual Training Conference & Expo

Photo Journal

Video Journal

2018  Leadership Summit

Video Journal


Annual Training Conference & Expo

February 5-8, 2019 - Atlanta, GA

Session Handouts - Luncheon, Plenaries, Breakouts

Video Journal

Photo Journal

Photo Gallery

Leadership Summit - Standards of Excellence

June 17-20, 2019 - Atlanta, GA

​​Session Handouts - Breakouts 

Early Head Start Institute

September 16-19, 2019 - Atlanta, GA

Brochure [Updated August 20]

Register for Institute

Large Group Registration Form 

Pre-Conference Seminars [Updated August 20]

Leadership Luncheon [Updated July 19]

Featured Speakers [Updated August 20]

HOST HOTEL [Updated August 16]

The host hotel block has limited availability on Sun, Sept 15 and is temporarily full on Mon, Sept 16-Wed, Sept 18. 

The Westin is working to add more rooms.  Check back at this site for updates.


210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Cut-off: September 6, 2019
Rate: $169/night - Single or Double

Group Name:  Region IV Head Start Association Early Head Start Institute

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OVERFLOW HOTELS [Updated August 22]

Additional overflow hotels will be announced soon.  Check back at this site for updates. 


133 Carnegie Way, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Walking Distance to Westin: 0.2 mi)
Cut-off: August 30, 2019
Rate: $159/night - Single or Double

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265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Walking Distance to Westin: 0.2 mi)
Cut-off: September 6, 2019
Rate: $199/night - Single or Double

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