Head Start Links
Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Research Center
Promotes the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives by
pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Provides guidance to states administering Medicaid
and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and provides
services to beneficiaries and providers.
Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
Provides resources for parents and professionals in
the areas of early childhood development and health, family and community
partnerships, program design and management, and professional development.
Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC)
Supports services for expectant parents and families with infants or young children
who are enrolled in Early Head Start or Migrant Head Start.
Start Resource Center (HSRC)
Helps design, implement, and coordinate program activity, improve program operations
and performance, and support the Office of Head Start.
Start State Collaboration Offices
Maintains communication between the Office of Head Start and state offices, and serves as catalysts to enhance relationships
among Head Start programs, child care providers, and state preschool
Health Service Head Start Program
Promotes health activities that are proven to improve health outcomes
for children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start by reducing
the risk for chronic disease.
Head Start Association (NHSA)
Advocates for policies to strengthen services to children enrolled in Head
Start and their families; provides training and professional development for
Head Start staff; and develops and disseminates research, information, and
resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA)
Advocates for and supports high-quality services for migrant and seasonal farm
worker families and their children.
of Head Start (OHS)
Funds programs that provide comprehensive child-development and family-support
services for infants and children from birth through age 5, pregnant women,
and their families. Promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive
development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional,
and others services.