For over 50 years, Head Start has functioned as a 2-generation antipoverty program providing opportunities to develop self confidence and basic skills for future success for over 20 million children and their families nationwide. Head Start provides a comprehensive program of health, early childhood education, parent engagement, family and parenting education and services and services for children with disabilities, all of which are coordinated with community based service systems. Early Head Start programs also include services to income-eligible families with infants and toddlers, and pregnant women.
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Head Start programs in Oklahoma are administered locally by Community Action agencies, private nonprofit agencies, American Indian Tribes, and school districts.
Head Start Programs are located throughout the state of Oklahoma for eligible families.
Funding comes from federal and state and local sources which are awarded to local public or private or for-profit entities.
The Building Blocks section outlines the many different services that make up the Head Start program. These services are the foundation of Head Start.
Head Start Coordination
Through Head Start state appropriated funds, the State Head Start Coordination Project was created and contracted to the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to serve as a state point to contact and to coordinate Head Start training and technical assistance activities throughout the state.