Provide and support the development of quality, accessible, flexible, affordable early care and education options designed to address the child care needs of income eligible families that support economic self-sufficiency.
Provide Head Start and Early Head Start services and options for eligible families.
Provide or facilitate the development of comprehensive developmentally appropriate programs for children through an integrated family-focused service delivery system to promote school readiness and long term success.
Expand existing collaborative and partnership efforts with State, public school systems, community agencies and early care providers to increase and enhance quality services and positive outcomes for children and families.
Promote family partnerships that recognize those who parent as the primary educators, nurturers, and advocates for their children, that encourage a meaningful role in decision making and other parent training/involvement opportunities.
Provide or sponsor training and professional development opportunities for staff and providers.