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Five Reasons to Join Illinois Head Start Association Today!

  1. Receive discounts on IHSA conferences and training opportunities.
  2. Enjoy IHSA support: IHSA represents Illinois Head Start on all major early childhood and other issue advocacy groups in the State. Your voice can be heard in these groups through IHSA’s membership/representation system.
  3. Take part in the larger National Head Start Association network through IHSA because IHSA is an affiliate. Your voice can also be heard nationally! IHSA has a long history of NHSA board representation.
  4. Network at IHSA’s training conference while attending top notch educational sessions on the latest topics.
  5. Protect your interests and the interests of our neediest children and families. You will be helping the Head Start community! Join Today.

Program Member (membership runs Jan 1st – Dec 31st)*

Program Membership is composed of grantee agencies AND delegate agencies and all program staff. What’s not to love about that?
So, if YOUR program is a member or a delegate member (just ask them) then YOU are already a member!!!  
Program Members include ALL employees paid partially, or in full, with Early Head Start / Head Start funds, current members of the local parent policy council/committee, and EACH parent of currently enrolled children . . what’s not to love about that? 

*Renewal invoices are sent to each Grantee Program Director early in the calendar year. Dues calculated by enrollment numbers.

Associate Member (membership runs Jan 1st – Dec 31st)

***This fee is not a pro-rated dues structure. Associate Member fees are one flat rate each year.***
(Please first ask your program whether they are already a member agency or delegate member.  If so, then you ARE already a member included in their dues.)

An Associate Membership is composed of two subsets, and those are:

Note: both subsets are also classified as members of the Friends Component. 

Click here to become a member of the Illinois Head Start Association.  
Again ..  please first ask your program whether they are already a member agency or delegate member.  If so, then you ARE already a member included in their annual dues.  
Please contact the Association Office with any questions at 217-241-3511.