Welcome to the Florida Head Start Association
Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development for income-eligible families.
Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. Head Start is a child-centered, family focused, comprehensive and community-based program. Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, dental, mental health, social services and parent involvement opportunities to low-income children and their families. More than 21 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Trump Administration released the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal including $9.168 billion for Head Start – a reduction of $85 million. The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association:
Susan Main, CEO and President of Early Learning Coalition of Duval received a Lifetime Achievement Award from LSF Head Start for her 17 years of service. Main has served thousands of families and children across Duval County in her role and has been a resolute champion for early childhood education initiatives such as Head Start and Early Head Start. Over the course of her career, Main has held leadership roles with several organizations and committees including the Association of Early Learning Coalitions and the Duval Early Learning Director’s Network.