Head Start State Collaboration Office

The Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO) is charged with facilitating and enhancing coordination and collaboration between Head Start agencies and other state and local entities that provide comprehensive services designed to benefit all low-income children from birth to age five and their families, as well as pregnant women.  HSSCO is responsible for assisting in the building of early childhood systems including access to comprehensive services, encourage wide spread collaboration with appropriate programs and services, and facilitate the involvement of Head Start in policy and planning efforts that affect the Head Start target population and other low-income families.

The HSSCO Director has been detailed to operate and function within the HSSCO priority areas as part of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation to facilitate the continued Head Start participation, connection, and to assist with the development of the major early childhood comprehensive systems building initiative in Michigan known as Great Start.

Kaitlin Ferrick

Director of Head Start Collaboration Office

Michigan Department of Human Services