The Administration for Children and Families solicits applications to implement Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Washington and California.
The administration is seeking providers of high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five programs incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Snohomish County with the exception of the Communities of Arlington, Granite Falls, Marysville, and Sultan, Washington, as well as Oakland, California.
The Office of Head Start (OHS) is offering applicants the opportunity to apply for funding to serve children from birth to age 5 and pregnant women in one application. This provides the opportunity to create a high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive services program with a particular emphasis on the transition from Early Head Start to Head Start or to another high-quality early education program.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to bring new and innovative ideas that are evidence-based or evidence-informed to maximize the extent to which Early Head Start and Head Start, in collaboration with other partners and early childhood education providers, can prepare children and their families for school. Applicants are urged to explore synergies and partnerships with existing early childhood programs. This may include combining Head Start and Early Head Start funds with resources from other early childhood programs or funding streams, including state, local, and private sector funding for child care, pre-kindergarten, and special education services.
Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at [email protected] for additional information.