Important Links: 

Early Head Start in Iowa

Head Start Act

Head Start Advantage one pagers

Head Start Monitoring Protocol

Head Start Performance Standards

Head Start National Centers:

A key part of the training and technical assistance provided by Head Start to its grantees comes from the national centers. The National Centers are funded and guided by the Office of Head Start (OHS), the Office of Child Care (OCC), and the Health Services and Resources Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The Centers work to promote excellence across both Head Start and Child Care Programs and all ECE programs. They offer resources and approaches that build program capacity and encourage consistent practices.

The current Training/Technical Assistance system includes the National Centers on:

National Head Start Association

National Head Start Program Locator

Office of Head Start

Region VII Head Start Association

Short-run Fade-out in Head Start and Implications for Long-run Effectiveness

Community Assessment Data Support:

Community Assessment Summary

Special Education Birth through Five by Resident County Oct 2019

Foster Care 2018-2019


2022 Iowa Fact Sheet - NHSA

2021 Iowa Fact Sheet - NHSA

2014-15 Iowa Head Start Association Report

2013 Iowa Head Start Annual Report

2012 Iowa Head Start Annual Report

Bringing Training Home

Oral Health Resources:

Oral Health Webinar February 2015

Oral Health Flip Charts for Families

Oral Health Flip Chart for Families powerpoint

Partnering with Families to Promote Good Oral Health

Promote Healthy Teeth: Video Resources

Partnering with Families:

     Meeting Oral Health Requirements (color)

     Meeting Oral Health Requirements (b-w)

     Simple Steps for a Healthy Smile (color)

     Simple Steps for a Healthy Smile (b-w)