Head Start Policy and Regulations

Head Start Act

On December 12, 2007, former President Bush signed Public Law 110-134 "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007" reauthorizing the Head Start program. This law contains significant revisions to the previous Head Start Act and authorizes Head Start through September 30, 2012.

The following is a draft compilation of the amended Head Start Act. In addition, PDF versions of the compilation marking all changes in bold text are available in English and Spanish.

Compilation of the Head Start Act

Legislative Authority: Head Start Act, as amended.
U.S. Code Citation: 42 USC 9801 et seq.

NOTE: This compilation was prepared by HHS staff who have striven to ensure it is complete and accurate. However, this is not an official compilation and may not be completely free of error.

Historical Document