National Head Start Conference Returns with Transportation on Its Mind


This year the National Head Start Association will be heading to Kansas City for its annual conference and trade show, starting off with a little help from and for the yellow bus.

It’s no secret that Head Start agencies have one choice when it come to transporting their young students — the school bus. But with some children as little as two requiring transportation to and from their programs, child safety restraint seats quickly come into play. To address this, NHSA organizers are offering an “Add-On Child Safety Restraint Systems for School Buses” workshop on April 4, the first day of the conference. Download a copy of the class schedule to get a snapshot of all of the workshops being offered.

This is the NHSA’s 38th Annual Head Start Conference and Meeting. The conference will run from Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8. School buses will also be discussed on Wednesday afternoon during the “Car Seats, Belts and Buses – 10 Common Mistakes” workshop. This class will provide attendees with information on common mistakes being made with car seats and safety belts as restraints on buses transporting Head Start children. According to the conference agenda, “participants will gain an understanding on the best practice methods to provide safe transportation of Head Start Children and how to word specifications when purchasing equipment to be used to transport Head Start children.”

For more information, visit the NHSA Web site.