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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)


Tara Fuhrer-Bitz, Early Childhood Administrator
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440
Phone: (701) 328-4646
Email: tfuhrer@nd.gov


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