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Arizona

For the Grand Canyon state with a population of 6.8 million, Arizona’s Head Start bridges a huge gap in needs among at-risk 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

 

California

The Golden State ranks as the fifth largest economy in the world. But with California’s population of 39 million, there are more than a half million at-risk children 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

In 2014-2015, there were 12,807 at-risk children under age five in Hawaii. Of those, only 53% of three- and four-year olds had access to Head Start. And only 6% of children under three had access to Early Head Start. In the state, there are just seven Head Start programs working hard to meet the needs of the 3,200 children and a total enrollment of more 3,600 adults in adult education, workforce training, parenting and dual-language classes. More

Nevada

Another vastly rural state where the Head Start programs are concentrated nearer the larger cities, Nevada has an estimated 46,000 at-risk children under age five. Of those, only 14% of three- and four-year olds had access to Head Start. And only 2% of children under three had access to Early Head Start. 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.

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1225 8th Street, Suite 342
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-259-0971
headstartr9@region9hsa.org

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