Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Region 9 Head Star Association (R9HSA)?

First, we are an independent, not-for-profit membership organization.  We are not the Region 9 Office of Head Start, nor are we a local program. Second, we believe in the essential mission of our local member program in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii and the Pacific Region and Nevada.  Our goal is to collaborate with the state associations, national associations and others who work with urgency and passion to serve vulnerable children and families.

How is R9HSA funded?

Our operating funds are generated by membership dues, net income from training events, donations to our general fund and sponsorships.

How do I become a member of R9HSA? 

Membership is open to agencies and organizations providing services funded by a Head Start grant.  Agencies may be grantees, delegates, partners, or service delivery contractors.  Individual membership flows from your association with the agency.

Where is the R9HSA?

Our physical location is 2131 Capitol Ave. Suite 307, Sacramento, CA, 95816.  You may reach us by phone at 916-259-0971 or email

How do I find a Head Start program in my community?

Check out the Office of Head Start web locator –


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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.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

Contact Us

2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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