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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

  • Experts: Early Learning Key for Poor Children

    Posted July 31, 2014 - 8:30am
    Orlando Sentinel
    ORLANDO, Fla. — 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. That’s the warning of a growing statewide effort to help parents and policymakers pay attention to the critical development years from birth through age 3. “What’s most shocking to me is how soon the deficits show up,” says Vance Aloupis, statewide director of the Children’s Movement of Florida — a nonpartisan, grass-roots coalition pushing for increased investment in the first five years of a child’s life. For children born into homes with few books and to parents whose own education may be limited, Aloupis says, “you can already begin to see deficits at 9 months old.” By that point, kids should make speech-like babbling sounds.

  • 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.

    And 15 states and Puerto Rico, which are just getting started on their early-learning programs would be able to compete, on a somewhat separate track, for a portion of those funds.

  • The Great Society, 50 Years Later

    Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson gave a commencement speech that changed the relationship between our country and its people.

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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