Head Start partners with many different groups to offer resources to families in CT, including job training opportunities, information about important child development milestones, and available resources.
United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online and over the phone.
Connecticut’s nine Community Action Agencies (CAAs) continually strive to address the causes and conditions of poverty, through the identification and removal of social and economic barriers, the mobilization of community resources, advocacy, and the provision of direct services at the community level.
Connecticut Act Early is a statewide outreach campaign that reaches out to families, communities, and organizations to promote early screening and early identification of potential developmental delays.
The American Academy of Pediatrics parenting site is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The National Head Start Association’s mission is to inspire and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education. NHSA is committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.
The Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It can be used in program-wide strategic planning, program design and management, continuous learning and improvement activities, as well as with governing bodies and parent groups.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is a Federal program, it is administered in Connecticut by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS).