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Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office

Collaboration on behalf of children and families is one of Head Start’s highest priorities. Since 1990, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has awarded Head Start State Collaboration grants to support the development of multi-agency and public/private partnerships at the State level. Texas was one of the first states to receive this grant. These partnerships were intended to:

  • Assist in building early childhood systems and access to comprehensive services and support for all low-income children; 
  • Encourage widespread collaboration between Head Start and other appropriate programs, services, and initiatives; and to augment Head Start's capacity to be a partner in State initiatives on behalf of children and their families; and
  • Facilitate the involvement of Head Start in State policies, plans, processes, and decisions affecting the Head Start target population and other low-income families..

Latest News and Events

  • On September 1, 2016, The Office of Head Start (OHS) announced in the Federal Register the first comprehensive revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) since their original release in 1975. The new standards build upon 50 years of leadership in comprehensive early childhood services and will further raise the quality of Head Start programs. Head Start Program Performance Standards Revised

  • Subchapter B - The Administration For Children And Families, Head Start Program
    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under the authority at 42 U.S.C. 9801 et seq., subchapter B of 45 CFR chapter XIII is revised to read as follows:

    PART 1301 - Program Governance

    PART 1302 - Program Operations

    PART 1303 - Financial and Administrative Requirements

    PART 1304 - Federal Administrative Procedures

    PART 1305 - Definitions

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