The Pennsylvania Head Start
State Collaboration Office

The Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO) in Pennsylvania is administered by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) a joint office between the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is located within the PA Key office and is staffed by a Director, Tracy Duarte. Click here to visit the PA HSSCO website.

PHSA values its partnership with the HSSCO and works closely with the office to improve the lives of Head Start children and families by assisting Head Start programs with information and resources.

For information about the work and overall goals of Pennsylvania’s HSSCO click here.

For information on the role of Head State State Associations in the work of HSSCOs click here.

PA HSSCO supports the effective implementation of the $35 million in Head Start Supplemental funding (HSSAP). The HSSAP allows Head Start grantees to apply for state funding to provide Head Start services.