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Knowledge Center
Center for Effective Practice
Engaging organizations committed to Head Start for the purpose of identifying and sharing knowledge, creating resources for quality and innovation, and building communities of learners.

Our Focus

Head Start

We offer many opportunities for Head Start programs to learn and connect.

Education Partners

This is the list of our Education Partners

Marketing Opportunities

We offer opportunities to market to Head Start programs throughout the year.

Additional Resources for Effective Practices

Get tips, facts, tool kits, training materials, and more. Use the filters to narrow the resources by State, Region, or Topic

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By the Numbers


Annual Conferences


Communities of Practice


Number of Credential Participants in FY 2015


Attendees at the annual conferences in 2014.

NHSA Quality Initiative

Driven by NHSA’s mission to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education, the NHSA Quality Initiative is the premier program recognizing and supporting excellence and outstanding performance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the nation.

Dollar per Child

Our goal is to raise one dollar for each of the one million children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the nation.