Program of Excellence Accreditation

The National Head Start Association's Program of Excellence Accreditation recognizes and supports the outstanding performance of Head Start grant recipients across the country. This designation is earned by programs that consistently demonstrate excellence in program management and service performance.

Data Design Initiative

The Data Design Initiative aims to bring down the barriers that are hindering programs' abilities to collect, analyze, and share data and other evidence.

Gro More Good Garden Grants

Gro More Good Garden Grants seek to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to more Head Start children and families, increasing healthy food access and fostering a lifelong love of gardening.

Mind in the Making (MITM) shows what professionals, parents, and caregivers can do—starting today—to strengthen the critical executive function skills in children that help them manage their thoughts, actions, and emotions to achieve goals.

Head Start was founded with the mission to empower marginalized Americans by partnering with families to prepare their children for success in school and life.
Head Start plays an essential role in the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of children and families all across the country.
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