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About Head Start California

Mission & Vision

Head Start California is the premier advocacy organization for Head Start agencies throughout California. Head Start California advocates for its members at the federal, state and local county level ensuring that members speak with a unified voice about the challenges facing California’s most vulnerable families, and the Head Start community that serves them. By communicating with members, and creating opportunities for learning and connecting, members are increasingly engaged, unified and supported as they work to better serve their clients and communities.

Head Start California Members:
Know that your voice is heard. Head Start California advocates for its members at the federal, state and local level to secure more funding, achieve beneficial policy changes and better serve California’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed as you tackle the challenges of California’s most vulnerable families? Head Start California creates a platform for communication that fosters better understanding and mutual benefit among Head Start agencies, advocates, strategic allies and corporate partners.

How strong is your team? Enhance your effectiveness through Head Start California’s many professional development options that include conferences, cluster meetings, leadership training and peer learning opportunities.

Turn to us. Head Start California offers you the security of knowing where to turn to get support, and resources that you need to strengthen your Head Start programs.

Stay engaged. Head Start California offers its members the opportunity for higher-level engagement as they participate in and shape the work of their association. Engagement grows the membership and trains association leadership.