Head Start Governance
Head Start is governed a little differently than many other programs.
The Office of Head Start sets national performance standards that each program must meet.
Regional offices throughout the country provide support, guidance, and oversee the operations of all programs in their region.
Each program is then governed through a three tier system, made up of a Governing Body, Parent Policy Council, and the Management Staff of the program.
Each Head Start also has to meet the regulations and standards put in place by their local and state organizations that oversee preschools and early care facilities.