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Since 1965, Head Start programs have served nearly 30 million low-income children and their families.

Office of Head Start

Early Childhood in the News

  • ED and HHS Open $250 Million Competitive Grant Program for Preschool Funding

    THE JOUNAL- Transforming Education Through Technology
    States have just two months to put together proposals for building or expanding preschool programs in order to compete for some of the $250 million the feds are making available in a new Preschool Development Grants program. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the competition this week, just months after President Obama proposed funding universal access to preschool for all four-year-olds.

  • Experts: Early Learning Key for Poor Children

    July 31, 2014 - 8:30am
    Orlando Sentinel
    For Florida’s 1 million children growing up in poverty, kindergarten — and even pre-K — is too late to start giving them the help many will need to grow into capable, productive adults.

  • Obama Administration Unveils New Preschool Grant Program

    August 13, 2014 12:00 PM
    Education Weekly
    Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia, which have already won federal grants to bolster their early-learning systems—or have robust early-childhood programs in place—could tap into even more money to improve preschool programs, under a new, $250 million "preschool development" grant competition announced by the Obama administration Wednesday.

Welcome to the Florida Head Start Association

The Florida Head Start Association is the statewide voice for Head Start programs and the children and families they serve. The Association is enriched by its active and diverse membership, professionalism, collaboration, accountability, and positive outcomes. The FHSA promotes excellence through data-driven decision making, professional development opportunities, effective communication and exemplary leadership.

Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. We strive to provide our visitors with relevant and current information, news, and resources so visit often as content is updated regularly.

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