Families are integral to any effort to support children’s successful learning and development.

Our Mission

Be engaged, Get Involved!

As parents and families of Head Start children, there are many ways for you to become involved and stay engaged in your children’s education and future. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school. Getting involved at the preschool level will prepare you to be active once your children enter elementary school, middle school, and high school. Schools need parent and family involvement to succeed just as much as your children do.

Resources for Children

A number of our partners and NHSA initiatives have resources for children's learning, and to keep children healthy and active!


Resources for Head Start Families

Want to know more about Head Start including how to apply? Looking for a Head Start program in your neighborhood? The Office of Head Start’s website has all that information. You’ll also find additional information about parenting, health and safety tips, milestones in your child’s life and more.

Parenting Tools

NHSA has teamed up with other national early education organizations to provide parents with the resources they need to help their child succeed in school and in life.

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Find a Head Start Program

Use the locator to find a Head Start or Early Head Start program in your area. You must apply to a Head Start or Early Head Start program in your community, closest to where you live. Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions. They will also tell you what documents you should bring with you to apply.