The Oregon Head Start Association’s primary focus is to address the challenges that many Head Start programs face. Operating costs have significantly increased, workforce and labor shortages are impacting early learning programs, and many Head Start programs don’t have adequate facility space to expand and serve more children.
In 2023, our legislative request is focused on addressing these challenges, and working to ensure every low-income family, and their children have an opportunity to participate in a Head Start program.
Over the next six months, we will be monitoring bills that will impact local Head Start programs in Oregon. You can view the OHSA legislative priorities here. We will let you know about opportunities for you to get involved and support these critical programs.