Partnership Toolkit


The following resources will help you reach out to your local partners including state preschool programs, transitional kindergarten staff and administrators and other early education partners to begin discussions about local planning and community coordination.


Introductory  Video

Use this link to share or download the video.


Letter Template

Download this letter template to introduce yourself to district leadership and propose a collaborative partnership. Make sure to fill in all the blanks with your program information and use your own letterhead.

Slide Deck Template

Use this customizable PowerPoint template for meetings with district staff.

Partnership Crosswalk

The purpose of the Crosswalk is to provide Head Start leaders a resource to support and engage in ongoing outreach and collaboration with school districts. Organized by the requirements of the Budget Act of 2022, this document notes the relevant Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law and Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) regulations, and then provides ideas and recommendations for Head Start and Local Education Agency (LEA) administrators to consider as they partner. The intent is to provide an understanding of the intersection of state and federal requirements that impact partnerships between Head Start programs and local educational agencies.



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