Designation Renewal System Changes in 2020
Explore revisions to the conditions for competitive designation that target grantees with lower performance or systemic problems and promote continuous quality improvement.
Responding to COVID-19
Learn the steps Head Start and Early Head Start programs should take to prevent the introduction and spread of coronavirus among their staff, children, and families.
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About Head Start
The Office of Head Start (OHS) helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.Learn More See the Latest News
FY 2021 Head Start Monitoring Protocols
Explore the instruments used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
Head Start Heals Campaign
Find ways to effectively work with mental health consultants, address challenging behaviors, and have difficult conversations with families.
Last Updated: January 11, 2021