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Conference National Home Visiting Summit

National Home Visiting Summit

January 31 - February 2, 2024

Our annual conference brings together early childhood leaders to advance the home visiting field. Post-Summit registration now available! Access 30 workshop session recordings, 11 pre-recorded sessions and more from the 2024 Summit through May, 31.

The National Home Visiting Summit aims to integrate policy, practice, and research to influence systems change, with the goal of advancing equitable and high-quality home visiting services, structures, and systems. Learning, collaboration, and knowledge-to-practice transfer at the Summit are meant to advance home visiting as a critical component of the early childhood system.

Post-Summit Registration

Missed out on attending the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit? Post-Summit registration is now available! Access 11 pre-recorded sessions, 30 workshop session recordings and 17 posters in English and Spanish from this year’s conference for $249 until May 31, 2024.


Save the Date!

The 2025 National Home Visiting Summit will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., February 12-14. Call for Proposals will open this summer! Questions? Please email our team

About the National Home Visiting Summit

About the Summit

The 2024 National Home Visiting Summit will be held in a hybrid format January 31 – February 2, 2024.

The National Home Visiting Summit is designed for state and federal administrative and legislative systems leaders, federal, state, and local policy advocates, researchers, program and practice leaders, direct service providers, parents/caregivers and philanthropic partners interested in information that supports and strengthens their role as decision-makers and change agents in the home visiting field. Accordingly, each session is an important opportunity for speakers to engage leaders on the most pressing and innovative issues concerning the field today.

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC, USA, 20001

The three-day hybrid conference will include the following engagements:

The full Summit agenda is available here.

Spanish Translation & Interpretation
Spanish translation and interpretation services will be provided for on-demand recorded sessions, plenary session livestream, and poster sessions.

2024 Plenaries

We’re excited to announce our plenary sessions at the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit! Learn more our 2024 plenary sessions, speakers and schedule:

Parent-focused, Culturally Responsive Programming for Refugee and Displaced Populations: Evidence of Impact from Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia
February 1, 2024 10-11 a.m. ET
Speaker: Hirokazu Yoshikawa, University Professor, NYU Steinhardt
This plenary session focuses on international research conducted by Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa within the Middle East, Bangladesh, and Latin America and will outline learnings from developing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling culturally responsive early childhood programs with refugee, displaced and host community families. Each research project partnered with NGOs based in these regions, aimed to center the voices of the community, and created connections between families, community members, and early childhood professionals. Attendees will leave the session with information applicable to early childhood systems in the United States, including improved outcomes in program retention, father involvement, child social-emotional development and learning, parental mental health and well-being, and parenting/co-parenting skills.

Intersectional Professionals: Integrating Lived Experience in the Workplace
February 1, 2024 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET
Speaker: Anthony Barrows, Managing Partner, Center for Behavioral Design & Social Justice at Project Evident
This session will explore the practicalities and promise of bringing lived experience into human services work. Participants will be introduced to the Center for Behavioral Design & Social Justice; explore the concept of Intersectional Professionals (people with lived experience of the work they do); get an overview of research evidence examining the effects of lived experience on policy and program design; and learn a set of evidence-informed best practices for leveraging lived expertise in the workplace.

Advancing Maternal Health Equity in the Era of Climate Change
February 2, 2024 1-2:15 p.m. ET
Speaker: Tyra T Gross, Associate Professor, Xavier University of Louisiana
Join Dr. Tyra Gross (PhD, MPH), Associate Professor of Public Health at Xavier University of Louisiana, for an exploration of the physical health, mental health, and cultural shifts that pregnant people will increasingly experience in years ahead as climate change progresses. Attendees will be invited to envision their role – as home visitors and systems builders – in ensuring that home visiting services and systems reflect the lived experiences of those directly experiencing climate change as well as the latest research about its effects. Learn how home visitors and other birthworkers are already innovating and working to support clients and communities in building climate resiliency. Leveraging her experiences as a maternal and child health equity researcher, a partner to maternal health providers and advocates, and a mom, Dr. Gross urges the home visiting field to “answer the call” to climate action and adaptation.

View the full Summit agenda on our conference website.

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Conference Commitment to Using Inclusive Language

Conference Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB): Justice demands we take the necessary steps to reimagine and begin to create systems to ensure that every person has fair conditions, support, and agency to live free of oppression, with humanity and joy. The home visiting field is in a necessary and ongoing period of grappling with and addressing the deep economic, social, and racial disparities that exist in the United States. As a leader in home visiting, the Summit invites you, through work in policy, practice, and research, to change the systems on which these inequities were built.

At registration, speakers and attendees are required to agree to the Summit’s Community Agreement which outlines our conference values and commitment to providing a harassment-free experience. Click here to view the agreement.

Resources include:


  1. Contribute to and be a catalyst for field-building investments to design and strengthen the systems and infrastructure needed to ensure equitable ongoing program quality and to facilitate the commitment of increased public and private investments over time.
  2. Provide leaders in the home visiting field and connected systems of care with a national forum for the exchange of best practices, emerging concepts and lessons learned across systems, states and models on the most relevant topics, adaptations and emerging challenges facing the home visiting field.
  3. Promote and highlight issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging with an emphasis on re-creating systems to ensure that all children and families are supported fairly and equally.
  4. Facilitate building strong national partnerships with local, state and national leaders to increase systems influence and inform policy nationwide.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The National Home Visiting Summit provides an exclusive opportunity for a sponsor—whether corporate or individual—to demonstrate its commitment to children and families to hundreds of early childhood leaders from across the country.

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Please email to learn more about benefits and sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit.

Call for Proposal

The call for proposal for the 2024 National Home Visting Summit is closed. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to the submitting authors by November 8, 2023. 

The Summit seeks proposals addressing systems change work within the home visiting field and early childhood system of care. Proposals should demonstrate a clear connection to the conference’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) that advances the home visiting field and connected systems of care through innovations, diverse perspectives, and a focus on impact.

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Learn more about in-person and virtual registration opportunities for the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit. Please note, in-person registration is now closed for this year’s conference. Questions? Please reach out to

Virtual registration is open through February 2, 2024. Click here to jump to registration types & fees.

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In-Person Registrant Virtual Registrant
Will access Summit live at the Grand Hyatt and via the mobile app Will access Summit via desktop conference website
Live workshops Select live-streamed workshops; All select-live stream workshop sessions will be recorded & available OnDemand
Live plenaries Live-streamed plenaries
Poster Session with live speaker engagement Posters (PDF + videos) with virtual engagement opportunities
Exhibitor Hall with live vendor engagement Exhibitor Hall (virtual) with scheduled vendor engagement opportunities
Communities of Practice A post Summit webinar will be held to review the in-person CoPs
On-demand content On-demand content
Yoga Virtual Yoga
Hill Visit Virtual advocacy opportunities / Congressional briefing invites

Session Registration
Sessions will be open for registration in January.

The conference will include the following meals for in-person registrants: beverage and light refreshments at the poster session and communities of practice on Wednesday, January 31; continental breakfast and buffet lunch on Thursday, February 1; and continental breakfast and buffet lunch on Friday, February 2. Dietary preferences can be indicated in registration.

The Summit accepts credit cards, purchase orders, and payments by check. Payments made by check or purchase order can be processed by selecting the ‘Bill Me Later’ option when registering. Start Early’s W9, along with a receipt (credit card payment or invoice (POs and checks) to complete payment will be in the confirmation email received at the time of completing registration. We encourage attendees to complete payment via credit card when possible.

If paying by check or purchase order, please adhere to the following: Attendees paying by check or purchase order have 45 days to complete payment for the Summit or provide us with an explanation for extending the due date (i.e. waiting for new fiscal year). Written payment explanations should be made within 45 days of registration to

Checks should be mailed to:
Start Early
Attn: National Home Visiting Summit
PO BOX 775834
Chicago, IL 60677-5834

Checks must be mailed to Start Early with the invoice received in your confirmation email, including attendee name and confirmation number, to accurately reconcile payment. Failure to include documentation may result in delays with reconciling your payment.

If someone else will be submitting payment on behalf of an attendee (I.e. a finance department or sponsoring organization) the attendee is responsible for ensuring that their invoice is included with this payment. Failure to include documentation may result in delays with reconciling your payment.

Receipts: For attendees who pay their registration fee via purchase order or check, a receipt will be emailed to the speaker once reconciled.

We are eager to support you during the payment process. Please email your inquiries to us at

Group Registration Discount
For organizations planning to register a group of 30 or more attendees, a registration discount is available. For every 10 registrants, the 10th registration is free. Please contact us at prior to registering your group to obtain the discount.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy
Virtual cancelation policy – Registration for the virtual conference is non-refundable. All content will be available on-demand for up to five months after the event.

In-person cancellation policy – All registration cancellations must be received via email to There will be a $100 processing fee to cancel registration. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after January 10, 2024. Credits will not be issued for future events. No refunds shall be made for cancellations due to inclement weather. Refunds in case of emergency, if an attendee is unable to attend the conference based on serious illness or death, a full refund will be issued.

Substitution Policy
If you are unable to attend the National Home Visiting Summit, you may transfer your registration to another person. Email the email the event team at with the names and email addresses of both the original and substitute registrants.

Home Visiting Parent/Caregiver Registration & Honorarium
To qualify to receive free virtual registration as a home visiting parent/caregiver, you must be currently receiving services as a parent/caregiver with a home visiting program. Email the event team at to receive the code for free virtual registration.

Additional compensation for time spent participating in the Summit will be provided. See additional guidance here.

Hotel & Travel

As of January 10, the room block for the conference is closed. The meeting location, Grand Hyatt Washington, is sold out of rooms at this time as well. While we are not offering an overflow block, there are several affordable options in the area. The nearest hotel, Marriott Washington Metro, is located across the street from the meeting location with comparable pricing. Questions? Please email our team

Conference Location
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC, USA, 20001

The standard check-in at the Hyatt is 4 p.m. Eastern and checkout is 11 a.m. Eastern.

Ground Travel
Ground transportation will not be provided. The DC Metro, taxi system and hotel shuttles are recommended.

The nearest Metro station to the Hyatt is the Metro Center Station and is connected to the Grand Hyatt Washington DC. You can access the blue, red, orange, and silver metro lines there. The address is 607 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Learn more about the Metro.

Sustainable Travel Tips
Before we gather, we encourage you to review and practice sustainable travel practices for the duration of your stay. We hope to leave the nation’s capital and the surrounding community better than we found it!

Resources and recommended readings:   

Do your homework  
Before traveling, please educate yourself on the city of Washington, DC. This allows you to better immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and community.

Long-distance travel   
Long-distance travel, specifically air travel, can have a large carbon footprint. Carbon offsets can be purchased by buying credits that go toward organizations working to reduce emissions. We recommend researching offsets before purchasing. The Climate Action Reserve is a global offset registry, employing quality standards and ratings. We recommend using the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator to quantify air travel carbon emissions.

Leave behind single-use plastics  
Single-use plastics are used for short amounts of time and take more than 1,000 years to degrade. Many of us are making the switch to more sustainable options in our day to day lives. By choosing reusable water bottles and bags, you can contribute to less plastic waste in the environment.

Use less water  
The number of places experiencing water scarcity is growing and significantly impacts low-income People of Color. By choosing to conserve water, you are expressing your support for our most marginalized communities to have access to water. Tip: Try skipping the daily change of sheets and towels during hotel stays

Use an ethical tour guide  
Tour operations involve people, vendors, transportation, and so much more. Be sure to support local vendors who prioritize the environment, use resources efficiently, and respects local culture.

‘Please don’t feed the animals’  
Sharing food with wildlife can increase the spreading of diseases like the cold or flu from humans to animals. Please refrain from sharing food with animals because their behaviors are altered, and they become dependent on people for survival.

Visit parks and sanctuaries  
While on your adventure, take some time to explore nature and wildlife through national and local parks.

Do your best to leave no trace  
Let’s strive to leave Washington, D.C. better than we found it. Place garbage in the trash, don’t remove or alter anything without permission, and please recycle!

Tell your friends  
Now you are ready to travel! Inform your fellow travelers, coworkers, and friends about how being mindful and practicing sustainable travel benefits can help reduce your emissions.

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Registration Type


In-person Early Bird Rate (Ends 1/26)


In-person General Rate


In-person Speaker & Poster Presenter


In-person Students


Home Visiting Parent/Caregiver


Virtual General Registration


Virtual Student


On-Demand Speaker (Pre-recorded session, attending virtually, not traveling to Washington, D.C.)


Registration Type

In-person Early Bird Rate (Ends 1/26)

In-person General Rate

In-person Speaker & Poster Presenter

In-person Students

Home Visiting Parent/Caregiver

Virtual General Registration

Virtual Student

On-Demand Speaker (Pre-recorded session, attending virtually, not traveling to Washington, D.C.)










2024 Areas of Focus

  • Systems, policies, and conditions needed to enable better connection and community 
  • Learning from families: building networks within and beyond HV programs
  • Learning from home visitors: workforce well-being, preparation, representation of communities served
  • Building a system of care (SOC)
  • Systems- and policy-level changes to “rewrite” the home visiting narrative
  • Home visiting “marketing and communications”
  • Data systems and practices that work for home visitors
  • Using data to impact policy and advocacy
  • Advocacy building for parents and home visitors
  • Parent and community voice in outcomes building and data collection
  • Data systems and practices that work for home visitors
  • “Going to scale:” systems, policies, and practices that increase reach of home visiting services
  • State-wide investments in enhancing systems with universal home visiting
  • Understanding and implementing community-designed programs
  • Systems and policies that promote workforce well-being
  • Measuring successes and challenges of innovation at a community, state, federal level
  • Child Welfare; Public Health; Healthcare; Early Intervention/Parenting Education
  • Successful partnership between HV and other family-focused systems
  • Policies put into action
  • Health equity in federal programs
  • Unique/innovative funding models
  • Leveraging federal, state, and local funding 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this year’s hybrid conference.

We recommend using FedEx, which is conveniently located at the Grand Hyatt.

There is no formal dress code for the conference. We do our very best to control meeting room temperatures, we recommend you bring an additional layer for your comfort.

In-person registrants can modify their agenda on the mobile app or desktop version. If you would like to switch sessions during the conference, we ask you to take your seat just before the start of the session to accommodate registered attendees.

There will be no capacity limits on virtual participation.

We encourage you to attend as much as you can. However, your attendance at sessions or events is at your discretion.

The Summit is committed to providing an environmentally friendly conference. Session materials will not be printed. Please view our mobile app for materials and your individualized agenda.

Please modify your registration online. If you would like to switch sessions during the conference, we ask you to take your seat just before the start of the session to accommodate registered attendees.

All food will be labeled, attendees with specific needs should ask event or banquet staff for specific meal needs.

Yes, a lactation and medical necessities room will be available onsite for nursing mothers. Visit the help desk for a key to the room

If you are staying at the meeting location or another hotel, you may give your belongings to the concierge at the Grand Hyatt Washington DC.

Please go to the front desk of the Grand Hyatt to report or find lost items. Assistance can also be provided by going to conference services and speaking with a staff member.

The conference website will be available for 5 months after the conference. Ending July 2, 2024.

The Summit does not currently offer certificates or CEUs. Proof of registration can be provided upon request. Please note, the Summit does not provide certificates of attendance for individual sessions.

The 2025 Summit will be held again in a hybrid format on February 12 – 14, 2025 at the Grand Hyatt Washington DC.

The call for proposal for the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit is closed. Stay tuned for the announcement for the 2025 Summit Call for Proposal in the Spring.

Communities of Practice

The National Home Visiting Summit’s Communities of Practice are focused on developing peer learning communities dedicated to the most pressing issues in the home visiting field.

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Thank You to Our Generous Funder!

The 2024 National Home Visiting Summit and Communities of Practice were made possible by:

Heising-Simons Foundation

Steering Committee

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