New Jersey Head Start Association
New Jersey Head Start Association

The mission of the New Jersey Head Start Association is to provide leadership to strengthen and inspire stakeholders through advocacy, support, collaboration and communication to benefit New Jersey’s youngest children and families.

Leaders in Early Childhood

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Dedicated to the Early Head Start and Head Start Community

Who We Are

New Jersey Head Start Association represents 26 Early Head Start, 25 Head Start and 1 Migrant program, 5,855 staff, and 16,253 parents and their children, as well as the friends and community partners interested in ensuring high quality, comprehensive early childhood services.

Members and Affiliates

Each Early Head Start and Head Start Program in New Jersey benefits from the opportunities that NJHSA provides including a support network, advocacy activities, and professional development opportunities.  Members serve 13,021 preschool children and 2,858 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women in their communities.

Resources and Information

Check out upcoming meetings and events. 


Find links to resources that support families and early childhood programs. 


Learn more about what is going on with NJHSA.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

October 23-25, 2019

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New Jersey Head Start Association