We are expanding our presence “at the table,” ensuring that Head Start is engaged in conversations that shape policy, legislation and regulation impacting Head Start programs.

Table 1: Early Childhood Policy Council. Members of this council will work to elevate the needs of young children and their families as well as advise lawmakers on education, care and development of young children. Head Start is well-represented by several leaders actively working in the Head Start community:

Stephanie Myers, Director of the California Head Start State Collaboration Office. Stephanie has several years’ experience supporting Head Start with Community Care Licensing (HHS), the California Department of Health and other state agencies that interact with Head Start programs.

Donna Sneeringer, Director of Governmental Relations for Child Care Resource Center, a large Head Start grantee in southern California. Donna has extensive experience with California legislation and regulation that impact Head Start programs.

Scott Moore, CEO of Kidango. His prior experience includes serving as a senior fellow of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, chief policy advisor for Early Edge California.

 

Table 2: State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Michelle Dove, Head Start Child Development Director for Kings Community Action Org., serves on the ICC. In this role, she meets quarterly to collaborate with multiple agencies and stakeholders. The ICC serves as a forum for public input from parents, service providers, service coordinators, and other stakeholders about federal, state, or local policies that support the timely delivery of appropriate early intervention services. Learn more here.

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