For the Grand Canyon state with a population of 6.8 million, Arizona’s Head Start bridges a huge gap in needs among the low-income and tribal families. Despite being a mostly rural state where one-quarter of the land mass is made up of Indian reservations, two-thirds of the Head Start programs in Arizona are located in the larger cities. More


The Golden State ranks as the sixth largest economy in the world. But with California’s population of 39 million, there were more than a half million children in poverty under age five in 2014-15. Of those, only 38% of three-and four-year-olds had access to Head Start. And only 4% of children under three had access to Early Head Start. More

Hawaii and the Pacific Region

The only state comprised entirely of islands in the United States, Hawaii is geographically considered part of Polynesia. Hawaii has a de facto population of more than  1.4 million, due in part to a large number of military personnel—estimated at more than 42,000—and tourist residents. More


The total population of Nevada is 2.8 million—and more than two-thirds live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.  The tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer—and this has a significant influence on the well-being of families who are employed in service-related industries. More

National Head Start Association

A private not-for profit membership organization representing the children, staff and Head Start programs in America.

National Migrant and Tribal Head Start Association

The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Associations works to ensure that quality comprehensive services are available to all eligible farmworker children and their families.


National Indian Head Start Directors Association

The National Indian Head Start Directors Association provides advocacy, leadership development and professional growth opportunities while preserving and respecting indigenous identity.


Office of Head Start

OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services.

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

Contact Us

1225 8th Street, Suite 342
Sacramento, CA 95814



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