Connecticut Head Start Collaboration Office

The Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office (CTHSSCO) is located in the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) under the deputy director.

OEC merges a variety of programs serving young children and their families, including early care and education, home visiting, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C and Part B/619, and child care and youth camp licensing. Its mission is to support all young children in their development by ensuring that early childhood policy, funding, and services strengthen the critical role families, providers, educators, and communities play in a child’s life.

Connecticut has a State Advisory Committee/Early Childhood (SAC/EC) Cabinet, which is in legislation and includes both the CTHSSCO director and a Head Start program representative as full members. The CTHSSCO also is on its leadership team.

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