Roar Back with Head Start
Head Start California Launches Roar Back with Head Start Campaign
Until June 15, we have the incredible opportunity to ensure that Head Start programs have the resources and support we need to remain high-quality and serve the children and families who need them the most — especially as Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is expanded across the state.
To be successful, we need to activate a large and diverse coalition of Head Start agency leaders, staff, parents, families, and others who support our most vulnerable communities.
We need your leadership and help to reach a critical mass.
To help make this easy, we created this page to house resources and tools you can use to reach your staff, parents, families, and partner organizations and activate them to take action.
Please note: Head Start staff should do this activity outside of work hours. They should engage in this activity while on break or when not at work and on their personal devices.
Action of the Week
This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to secure the resources we need to ensure Head Start continues to provide quality education and critical services to our children and families.
This week we are focused on connecting with and educating state Senators and Assembly members.
We won’t be successful without activating everyone who loves Head Start. To make it quick and easy for you, your staff, and others who care about Head Start to contact their lawmakers, share this link.
Start today: click here to contact your lawmakers
Highlight of the Week
Over 50 California Organizations Support State Funding For Head Start
Head Start has a large fan base – and we activated it last week to show the importance of ensuring our programs stay strong for our children and families.
Over fifty California organizations –– from the California Federation of Teachers to First 5 California –– showed their strong support for state funding for Head Start. In a letter to legislative leaders, they urged lawmakers to allocate $50 million for Head Start programs in the 2021-22 budget.
- Contacting lawmakers with one click
- Talking Points for agency directors
- Fact Sheet on Budget Ask
- Communications Toolkit