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February 26, 2024 - March 1, 2024

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Nov 16, 2023

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Nov 16, 2023

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Oct 26, 2023

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Latest News

Head Start California Updates

HSC Announces Retirement of Joe Franklin, Manager of Finance and Operations It is with a sense of both gratitude and sadness that Head Start California (HSC) announces the retirement of Joe…

Advocacy and Policy News

Major Updates Proposed to Head Start Program Performance Standards The Office of Head Start on Monday, November 20 issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with major updates to…

Advocacy and Policy News

Federal and State Advocacy Updates   By: Melanee Cottrill, Executive Director, Head Start California Head Start California exists, in large part, to advocate on behalf…