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MHSA Partners

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Head Start State Collaboration Office

MHSA works with the Maryland Head Start State Collaboration Office to accomplish five priorities:
 

1.  Partner with State Childcare Systems emphasizing the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CC) Initiatives.​
2. Work with the State efforts to collect data regarding early childhood programs and child outcomes.​

3. Support the expansion and access for high-quality, workforce, and career development opportunities for staff.​

4. Collaborate with State Quality Improvement System (QRIS).​

5. Work with State School Systems to ensure continuity between Head Start and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA).

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Maryland EXCELS

Based on nationally recognized quality standards and best practices, Maryland EXCELS equips providers with an understanding of how far they’ve come in providing quality care – and how they can continue to deliver quality care.

Maryland EXCELS promotes quality by awarding ratings to Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes and Public Prekindergarten programs. These ratings are available to families as a way to help them make informed choices in the care of their children.

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Office of Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Network

MHSA works with the Office of Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Network to provide training & technical assistance and professional development for Head Start staff and parents throughout the State of Maryland.  We participate in monthly calls with T&TA to discuss the needs of programs in Maryland, coordinate training efforts and develop a statewide training plan to address the needs of the state. 

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National Head Start Association

MHSA works with the National Head Start Association (NHSA) to advocate for Head Start on a federal level.  Each year we partner with NHSA and Head Start Associations across the country to organize a parent rally in Washington DC, participate in visits to our congressman on Capitol Hill and work on issues that impact Head Start nationally. 

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