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Elevating Head Start in California

Collaboration offices, funded by a grant from the Administration for Child and Families, create a visible presence for Head Start at the state level and assist in the development of multi-agency and public-private partnerships among Head Start and other interested stakeholders. 

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These resources will help you reach out to your local partners including state preschool programs, transitional kindergarten staff, administrators and other early education partners to begin discussions about local planning and community coordination.

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The CHSSCO works all year on activities to reach its goals in five key priority areas, established by the Office of Head Start. These activities and outcomes are outlined in the Annual Report, released on Sept. 30 of every year. View the 2022 Annual Report.  

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Each year the CHSSCO, in collaboration with Head Start California, administers a survey on the needs and challenges facing Head Start programs. The responses inform how the office can best support Head Start programs while working with state agencies and organizations. View the 2023 responses here:

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