The Georgia Head Start Needs Assessment
The Head Start Act (as amended December 12, 2007) requires each Head Start Collaboration Office (HSSCS) to conduct a needs assessment of Head Start and
Early Head Start grantees. The assessment must include areas of coordination, collaboration, alignment of services, and alignment of curriculum and assessments
used in Head Start programs with the Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and, as appropriate, Georgia Early Learning Standards.
The purpose of the Needs Assessment is to develop a strategic plan for Head Start in Georgia that will best serve and support the interests of Head Start.
The shared goal is to promote grantee’s success in serving our children and families. The Head Start Needs Assessment Survey Template developed by a national
work group coordinated by the Office of Head Start was used. Some revisions were made in order to meet the unique needs of Head Start in Georgia.
The Georgia Head Start Needs Assessment is organized around eight HSSCO national priorities and additional content areas as required by the Head Start Act of
2007 and includes Head Start/Pre-K partnership development.
Click on this link to download the Assessment
Click on this link to download the GHSA 2016 Strategic Plan