The Lodge at Deadwood | Deadwood, SD
October 25-27, 2022 
We are excited to host the 2022 Region 8 Head Start Conference in beautiful Deadwood, SD! The conference will begin in the morning on Tuesday, October 25 with a social that evening. Day two will be a full day of sessions and the conference will conclude after a closing keynote and sponsored luncheon on Thursday, October 27th. There will be a home visitor track throughout the conference.
Tenative Schedule of Events
Tuesday, October 25th
 7:00 AMRegistration 
 8:30-10:00 AMWelcome/Opening Keynote - Kim Ratz
 10:15-11:30 AMBreakout #1 
 11:45 AMLunch Break 
 1:00-2:15 PMBreakout #2 
 2:30-3:45 PMBreakout #3 
 5:00-7:00 PM         Social - transportation provided 
Wednesday, October 26th 
 7:30 AM              Registration 
 8:30-10:00 AMKeynote - Tommy Sheridan, NHSA 
 10:15-11:30 AMBreakout #4
 11:45 AMLunch Break
 1:00-2:15 PMBreakout #5
 2:30-3:45 PMBreakout #6 
 4:00-5:15 PMBreakout #7 
Thursday, October 27th
 8:00-9:15 AMBreakout #8 
 9:30-10:45 AMBreakout #9 
 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Breakout #10                                  
 12:30-2:30 PMLunch and Closing Keynote - Kevin Carnes
Opening Keynote - Kim Ratz, Motivational Speaker, Singer/Songwriter. Check him out at!
Closing Keynote - Kevin Carnes, President, Educational Division, Lakeshore Learning
 Home Visitor Track FocusBreakout Session Highlights
 BoundariesPromoting Positive Change
 Personal Safety
Social & Emontional Skills - What's the
Big Deal? 
 Virtual ResourcesManaging Your Stress Cycle 
Foundations for Addressing Challenging
Behaviors from the Pyramid Model 
 Home Visit 101
Know it to Grow it: Using the latest brain
science to boost language development 
through early talk 
 Early Literacy for Providers & Families
Resiliency Skills - Taking Care of Ourselves
and Our Communities  
 Family Engagement
ChildPlus Software: Utilizing ONE System
to Track School Readiness 
 Wellness and the Path to Resiliency
 Building Parent Children Relationships
The Connection between Behavior,
Communication, and Relationships
  ...AND much more!
If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please fill out the RFP.