Region IV Head Start Association Inc.


Sheraton Atlanta

165  Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA

404.659.6500 l 800.325.3535 l





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.

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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. 

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Purchase Exhibit Space and/or SoundStage Spots

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


2019 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 scheduled EVENTS

2018 Annual Training Conference & Expo

Photo Journal

Video Journal

2018  Leadership Summit

June 11-14, 2018

Sheraton Atlanta

Session Handouts - Public Policy Luncheon, Plenarys, Breakouts

Preliminary Program

Video Journal

2018 Early Head Start Institute

September 17-20, 2018

Sheraton Atlanta


This event will proceed as scheduled.

Georgia and the metro Atlanta area are not in the storm surge

threat zone but is expected to get rain from the Florence storm system.  

Preliminary Program - September 11


Opens 10 a.m. on 9/17/18 @ Sheraton Atlanta [LVL 1]

$425-Member / $525-Non-Member  

Event Brochure/Registration Guidelines - August 22

Registrations received after September 7, will be processed during the conference at the on-site rate. Full payment (agency check or credit card only) must be received for admittance. Cash, purchase orders, and personal checks or credit cards will not be accepted for payment of registrations. Registrations are processed on a first-come/first-admitted basis until full. Expect extended wait time.


Holiday Inn Express/Suites [111 Cone Street NW, Atlanta, GA]

$119-Single/Double [CODE: HS9]

Make Reservations Online /OR/ 1-800-Holiday ​ 


Discounted rate on General Admission and Animal/SWIM Encounters. 

Advance purchase required.