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). 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

Region VII Head Start Association


Data and Research:

2023 Iowa Fact Sheet - NHSA

2022 Iowa Fact Sheet - NHSA

2021 Iowa Fact Sheet - NHSA

Head Start Advantage one-pagers



Community Assessment Summary

Early Head Start in Iowa

Parent Family and Community Engagement

Oral Health:

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)