California Head Start State Collaboration Office (CHSSCO)

Collaboration offices – funded by a grant from the Administration for Child and Families - create a visible presence for Head Start at the state level and assist in the development of multi-agency and public-private partnerships among Head Start and other interested stakeholders.

The CHSSCO works closely with:
  • California Head Start Association
  • Administration of Child and Families Regional Office
  • The Office of Head Start and the Child Care Bureau
  • Head Start technical assistance providers
  • CDE – Early Education Services Department, other state departments and other organizations and agencies in the child care and development community

To learn more about the CHSSCO office, visit the website.


The CHSA – CHSSCO Partnership

CCHSA has a strong and collaborative relationship with the CHSSCO coordinating efforts to support Head Start programs in California:

  • Solicit and collect information from Head Start agencies regarding their needs and challenges
  • Disseminate information important to Head Start Programs
  • Partner with Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing to identify strengths and resolve licensing concerns that affect Head Start programs.
Resources for CCL Analysts
Resources for Head Start programs with State Contracts


To contact the CHSSCO


Stephanie Myers, Director
Head Start State Collaboration Office
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-323-9727
E-mail: smyers@cde.ca.gov

Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.