San Francisco Head Start/Early Start provides early childhood
education and other services to low income childrenand families in San
Francisco through its center-based and home-based programs as well as
through the delegate and partner agencies with which it works.
In 1999, San Francisco State University became the
Grantee for the Head Start/Early Head Start program in San Francisco.
The program is housed under the umbrella of the Marian Wright Edelman
located at the College of Health and Human Services
Trustees of the California State University delegated authority to Dr.
Robert Corrigan, SFSU President, to
oversee the administration and operating responsibility of the Head
Start/Early Head Start program in San Francisco. With this authority Dr.
Corrigan appoints members from the community who are familiar with
resources and services for low-income children and families to the Head
Start/Early Head Start Advisory Board. The Advisory Board members are
drawn from the local community, businesses, civic and professional
organizations and San Francisco State University.
Head Start/Early Head Start's key management staff and the University
work in partnership with the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council
to develop, review, and approve or disapprove program policies and
procedures that cover areas such as funding applications; procedures for
program planning; personnel policies and procedures as well as personnel
actions; recruitment, selection, and enrollment priorities; and other
key areas of program design and management. Eighty percent (80%) of the
members of the Policy Council are parents of currently enrolled
children; and 20% are community representatives.
Head Start/Early Head Start program delivers services to children and
families in San Francisco through a collaborative approach that includes
partnerships with a number of community agencies, private service
providers and directly operated centers. Our service delivery system
includes collaborations with the following: