1. ICYMI: Proposed Changes to the Performance Standards! The Office of Head Start on Monday, November 20 issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with major updates to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). This proposal represents the most consequential changes to Head Start since the 2015 reauthorization. The 282-page NPRM details 67 proposed new rules and initializes a public comment period that will close on January 19, 2024. 

  2. Office of Head Start (OHS) Webcast: NPRM webinar Supporting the Head Start Workforce and Consistent Quality Programming aired Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 2:00 PM ET. 

  3. Office of Head Start (OHS) Webcast: More on How the NPRM Supports the Workforce aired Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 1:30 PM ET.

Please visit our WYNTK resource webpage, which is updated regularly, and the FHSA events list for more information. If there is something else you need guidance on, let us know - we will continue to work with state agencies and partners to answer your questions.  


Wanda Minick 
Executive Director 

Florida Head Start Association

111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 694-6477
[email protected]