Washington Head Start Collaboration Office

The Washington Head Start State Collaboration Office (WAHSSCO) is housed in the Department of Early Learning (DEL). It serves as a key player in ensuring that Head Start is involved in state-level planning and decision-making. The WAHSSCOworks to develop multiagency private and public partnerships at the state level that support Head Start programs and low-income children and families in Washington.

The vision of DEL is to offer world-class, developmentally and culturally appropriate early learning opportunities for all of Washington's youngest learners so each child enters kindergarten with a solid foundation for success in school and life. DEL's mission is to develop, implement, and coordinate system oversight of early learning policies and programs that create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children.

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