In this video, Dr. Bergeron explains how her experience as a public school administrator gives her a passion for school readiness.
Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Since its inception, Head Start has served more than 35 million children, birth to age 5, and their families. In 2017, Head Start was funded to serve nearly 1 million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and in family child care homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the nation.
View this video to learn more about the Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO). Explore HSCCO’s history, goals and objectives, and learn the critical role it plays.
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Dr. Deborah Bergeron is the director of the Office of Head Start. Known as "Dr. B" to former students and teachers, she has spent three decades in pre-K–12 public education as a classroom teacher and elementary and high school administrator.
The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement has been awarded to Boston Children's Hospital Brazelton Touchpoints Center in collaboration with Child Care Aware of America, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Child Trends.
How to Apply for Head Start Services
Program Administrator's Checklist for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option
Delve into key moments in Head Start history! Explore the timeline below to access archival photographs, video, resources, and more.
The National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (The Partnership Center) has been awarded to Zero to Three in collaboration with Child Care Aware of America and Mathematica Policy Research.