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FHI 360 to provide training and assistance to Head Start programs

October 11, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a contract to FHI 360 to establish a Head Start Training and Technical Assistance and Collaboration Center. The center will help selected Head Start staff provide quality services to children and their families.

Over the next four years, a team from FHI 360's U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group will provide individualized training and technical assistance to Head Start programs that serve American Indians, Alaska natives and migrant/seasonal workers' children. Many of the FHI 360 project team members will be training and technical assistance specialists who will be working in the field with these populations.

Additionally, FHI 360 will lead collaboration efforts at the national, state and local levels, across priorities determined by the Office of Head Start for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These national priorities include school transitions, professional development, child care, health and support to military families.

FHI 360 has a long history of successful work with Head Start, providing high-quality training and technical assistance and collaboration support programs serving American Indians, Alaska natives and migrant/season workers' children for more than 20 years. During this time, the organization has established and effectively implemented training and technical assistance and collaboration offices that support Head Start's mission. FHI 360's work is grounded in evidence-based approaches that take into account the challenges and opportunities of delivering services to these minority communities.