Georgia Head Start Association (GHSA)
The Georgia Head Start Association, Inc. (GHSA) is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the capability of local Head Start programs to deliver quality comprehensive services to children and their families.
represents the 30 Head Start and Early Head Start agencies in the state of Georgia that provide these services to over 28,000 low-income preschool children birth through five-years-old and their families.
The Georgia Head Start Association is governed by an elected President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and the Board of Directors. The Governing Board of the Association is comprised of four (4) representatives from each local Head Start program — these representatives are the Head Start Director, a staff member, a parent representative, and a friend of the respective Head Start agency. The Management Committee of the Georgia Head Start Association is comprised of the elected officers and two representatives each from Head Start Directors, Staff, Parents and Friends, as well as representatives from the Region IV Head Start Association. The
Board of Directors meets bi-monthly, from September through May of each school year.
There are currently 10 Standing Committees of the Georgia Head Start Association, each staffed by a Chairperson and representatives from local
Head Start programs. The Committees are:
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Professional Development
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Issues/Advocacy and Legislative Committee and
- Awards and Scholarships
The Georgia Head Start Association is a member of the National Head Start Association and the Region IV Head Start Association.
GHSA Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Georgia Head Start Association, a statewide, non-profit organization, is to enhance the capability of local Head Start programs to deliver quality comprehensive services to children and their families.
GHSA Vision Statement:
All Head Start programs will exceed the Head Start Performance Standards.