Head Start Collaboration Project
The New York State Head Start Collaboration Project is a federally-funded program designed to build partnerships between Head Start programs and a wide range of state and local programs that provide quality early childhood education and family support to low-income children and their families. These partnerships are important for maximizing resources and developing comprehensive, efficient, and effective service delivery systems.
Through funding from the federal Office of Head Start, the Collaboration Project serves as a vehicle for including Head Start in policy discussions regarding young children and their families. In partnership with the New York State Head Start Association, other state agencies and early childhood organizations the Head Start Collaboration Project works to address a variety of issues in federally identified topic areas.
For information on current projects and activities, choose a topic area below:
- education—NEW Developmentally Appropriate Practice Briefs PreK to 3rd grade;
- health care;
- child care;
- welfare and child welfare;
- community services;
- services to children who are homeless;
- children with disabilities; and
- professional development.
Head Start Collaboration Project Resources
- Head Start Needs Assessment - NYS Head Start Collaboration Office (2013)
- Early Learning Alignment Crosswalk (NYS)
- Head Start Collaboration Annual NYS State Profile Report (2012)
- Head Start in NYS Report
- Head Start Needs Assessment & Strategic Plan - NYS (2009)
- Early Childhood Services Programs Report