Public Law 110-134 "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007" requires that each Head Start State Collaboration Director will conduct an assessment that--
addresses the needs of Head Start agencies with respect to collaboration, coordination/alignment of services, and alignment of curricula/assessments used in Head Start programs with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and State early learning standards;
shall be updated on an annual basis; and
shall be made available to the general public;
Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office Needs Assessment Report:
The purpose of the Arkansas Head Start Association includes working to ensure availability of comprehensive early childhood education and high-quality services for children and families in Arkansas. The AHSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The purpose of the Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office is to create a visible presence at the state level, which can assist in the development of significant, multi-agency and public private partnerships between Head Start and the state.