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Head Start Collaboration Project

The Head Start Collaboration focuses on 10 specific service priority areas - Health Care Services, Homelessness, Welfare, Child Welfare, Child Care Services, Family Literacy, Disabilities, Community Services, Education, and Professional Development.

What is Head Start?

Head Start is a comprehensive family-focused child development program that offers education, health, to include medical and dental assessments and nutrition, parent involvement and social services for low income families and their children.

Where are the Head Start Service Providers in My Area?

To determine the location of the nearest Head Start program, use the Administration for Children & Families’ online Head Start Locator.

What is the Louisiana State Head Start Collaboration Project?
Started in 1997, the LSHSCP is federally funded and embraces the principle of serving the whole family as the key strategy for improving developmental, social and economic conditions for low-income children. The project also identifies gaps and overlaps in service delivery to low-income families and initiates/recommends strategies resulting in improved access, delivery and co-ordination of services for families with young children. The project is charged to develop initiatives in eight priority areas: education, child care, health care, welfare, family literacy, national services activities, homelessness, and children with disabilities.  

The LSHSCP works in conjunction with the Louisiana Head Start Association (LHSA).

Head Start Collaboration Project State Contacts

Kahree Wahid
Director
Phone (225)342-1292
Kahree.Wahid@la.gov
Fax (225)219-4248

Eugenia Lenore
Assistant to the Director
Phone (225)342-1290
Eugenia.Lenore@la.gov

Publications

Louisiana Early Learning Guidelines and Program Standards: Birth through Three
Leadership Training Framework
Head Start Act

Related Links

La. Association of Community Action Partnership
Administration for Children & Families Office of Head Start
National Head Start Association

Other Resources

Louisiana Head Start Association
P.O. Drawer 910
Opelousas, LA  70571-0910
Phone (337)942-9669, Toll free 1-800-450-0626
Fax (337)942-9875