The Virginia Head Start State Collaboration Project is administered through the Virginia Department of Education. It is located within the Division of Early Childhood Care and Education and provides support to the Virginia Head Start Association. For more information, contact Taundwa Jeffries, Director, at 804-921-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on the VDOE Website.
Head Start State Collaboration Offices (HSSCOs) exist “to facilitate collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start agencies and entities that carry out activities designed to benefit low income children from birth to school entry, and their families. HSSCOs provide a structure and a process for the Office of Head Start (OHS) to work with state and local entities to leverage their common interests around young children and their families. Working together, they formulate, implement, and improve state and local policies and practices.
Methods by which HSSCOs coordinate and lead efforts for diverse entities to work together include:
HSSCOs facilitate collaboration among Head Start agencies and State and local entities as charged by the Office of Head Start in the Regional Office.
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