Explore the National American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start Collaboration Needs Assessment for 2019.
Happy 25th birthday, Early Head Start (EHS)! This video celebrates EHS programs and recognizes their support of parents and America’s youngest children.
Happy birthday, Early Head Start! The Office of Head Start is celebrating 25 years of providing family-centered services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers through the Early Head Start program.
Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.
Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.
The National American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office (NAIANHSCO) was created under Public Law 110‐134, "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.”
National American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office Needs Assessment Survey Results
The purpose of the National American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office (NAIANHSCO) is to create statewide partnerships and foster working coalitions among all groups that support the AI/AN Head Start grantee population. As directed by the “Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007” (Public Law 110-134), this office has facilitated the improvement and expansion of services to low-income children in Head Start, as well as built linkages between local, state, regional, and national early childhood initiatives and policies. This allows us to facilitate more coordinated approaches to planning and service delivery for AI/AN Head Start communities.
A national evaluation conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Columbia University's Center for Children and Families, in collaboration with the Early Head Start Research Consortium, found...
Early Head Start programs provide family-centered services for low-income families with very young children designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency.