National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation & Accountability

The National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCCCSIA) provides technical assistance to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) programs in developing child care subsidy systems that are child-focused, family-friendly, and fair to providers.

Operational Priorities

The Office of Head Start operational priorities describe the work of the Office of Head Start toward implementing the vision through 2017. 

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA)

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) supports state and community leaders and their partners in the planning and implementation of rigorous approaches to quality in all early care and education settings for children from birth to school age.

General Information

In response to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-134), the Office of Head Start is holding one-day Tribal Consultation sessions with the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs.

About the Office of Head Start

In 2016, Head Start was funded to serve nearly one million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and in family child care homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the nation.