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Statewide Initiatives

Program Resources

The following websites provide information and resources both for parents and providers participating in the Head Start program.

Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) 

The Office of Head Start provides grant funding and oversight to the programs that provide Head Start services in communities across the country.

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) provides tools and services that can benefit all families. Their primary focus is to empower parents of children living in poverty and struggling with low literacy and language skills to improve their lives and become strong contributors to society.

Zero to Three 

ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

Vroom 

Boost your child's learning with fast and fun tips that can be used in everyday moments. 

National Association of Early and Young Children (NAEYC) 

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. 

Grant Opportunities 

Learn about government grants and loans for states and organizations.

National Centers for Training and Technical Assistance 

The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care are collaborating to more effectively provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) across early care and education (ECE) programs. 

Office of Early Learning Early Learning Performance Funding Project

The Early Learning Early Learning Performance Funding Project gives eligible, selected child care providers and their instructors an opportunity to earn additional compensation for improving school readiness program outcomes.

Early Learning Coalitions 

Find information about Florida's 30 regional early learning coalitions and the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.

Transitions 

Information from the Office of Head Start on supporting children through transitions, including from home to an early care and education setting, between age groups or program settings, and from preschool to kindergarten.

Active Supervision 

Tips and resources for enacting Head Start's active supervision strategies, ensuring no child is left unsupervised by Head Start educators.

Emergency Preparedness 

Explore and share materials around social and emotional supports for children and adults. Review disaster preparedness, response, and recovery resources for families and programs.

School Readiness 

School readiness is foundational across early childhood systems and programs. It means children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children.

Poverty Guidelines and Determining Eligibility 

The HHS Poverty Guidelines are used to determine income eligibility for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Office of Special Education Programs 

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.