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.
Many children and parents receive Early Head Start and Head Start services right in their own home! Home visitors come once a week and work with parents and their children.
The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office (MSHSCO) promotes high quality direct service delivery through collaboration, coordination, and alignment of high quality services for all MSHS grantees and delegate agencies. The MSHSCO serves a vital role in facilitating opportunities for and fostering new partnerships to build a sustainable, comprehensive early learning system for MSHS children, families, and communities.
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.”
Head Start Collaboration Offices (HSCOs) facilitate partnerships between Head Start agencies and other state entities that provide services to benefit low-income children and their families.
Tribal Language and Culture Materials
Tribes have requirements in their two-year Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plans to coordinate the delivery of services with other tribal, federal, state, and local early childhood development programs, such as Head Start.
The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office, in collaboration and partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has developed a web-based locator widget that allows anyone to find their nearest MSHS centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) i.e. Community Health Centers.
This information sheet describes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) model.