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About Us

Connecticut Head Start Association (CTHSA) is committed to supporting Head Start/Early Head Start programs as leaders in the field of early childhood education.

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Offering support, resources, and community partnerships for the whole family to be successful.

Head Start and Early Head Start provides a wide range of early learning and development services and supports for income-eligible children and their families. Head Start staff actively engage parents, recognizing family participation throughout the program as key to strong child outcomes. 

From early math and reading skills to confidence and resilience, we help children build the abilities they need to be successful in school and life. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.

For more details, visit the Early Childcare Learning & Knowledge Center 

We are dedicated to serving Connecticut's most vulnerable children and their families.

Our program goal is to foster healthy child growth and development of the whole child; as well as to encourage parental engagement in their child’s educational process and their own personal growth. 

To help us accomplish our goal, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services and resources available to children, their families, staff, and administration.  

CTHSA is a partner of CT Head Start Collaboration Office.

We work across state agencies in partnership with Head Start programs and representatives of the broader early childhood, family support, and professional development communities, in planning and implementing collaborative activities and initiatives that build upon strengths and address identified needs for low-income children and families in the state.