New Head Start Performance Standards

In June 2015, the Office of Head Start (OHS) published proposed changes to the Head Start Performance Standards. Along with other agencies and associations across the country, your association submitted comments on the proposed rules. In all, OHS received more than 1,000 comments from Head Start parents, staff and management as well as from state associations, researchers, philanthropic organizations and Members of Congress. On September 1, 2016, OHS published the final ruling for Head Start Performance Standards - the first significant regulatory change since 1998.

Our goal is to give you access to information that will help you learn and implement the new standards. We encourage the Head Start community to use of these resources, and to suggest additional resources that may help your colleagues.


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.