2019 Tribal Consultations

The Office of Head Start is holding 2019 Tribal Consultations with leaders of Tribal Governments operating American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Explore this page for dates, times, locations, contact information, and more.

Safe Foundations, Healthy Futures Campaign

Learn about the Safe Foundations, Healthy Futures campaign. Explore ways to create safe and nurturing settings for children to grow up healthy and be ready to succeed in school.

Leaders in School Readiness

More than 400,000 Head Start children enter kindergarten every year. When Head Start programs and receiving schools partner on school readiness, children have smoother transitions and continued progress. 

Contractor Vs. Subrecipient

Review the requirements for determining whether the partner of a Head Start grantee is a contractor or subrecipient.

Early Childhood Education

Head Start programs must ensure teachers and relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment. They also must promote children's healthy growth and development in ways that align with school readiness goals.