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Head Start-State Collaboration Office Background

The federal supplemental funds are intended to help the overall goals of the Head Start - State Collaboration Office, which are to:

  1. Assist in building early childhood systems and access to comprehensive services and support for all low-income children;
  2. Encourage widespread collaboration between Head Start and other programs and services (including health care, welfare, child care, education, family literacy, community services, services to children with disabilities and homeless children) and;
  3. Facilitate the involvement of Head Start in State policies, plans, processes and initiatives affecting the Head Start target population and other low-income families.

The Head Start - State Collaboration Office is charged with addressing ten priority areas (117kb pdf)

Who to Contact:

Mark Schaefer, Head Start-State Collaboration Administrator
Children and Family Services Division
North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue - #325
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Ph: (701) 328-1711 Fax: (701) 328-3538
Toll Free : 1-800-472-2622
ND Relay TTY: 800-366-6888
E-mail : marschaefer@nd.gov


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