Why Join 

The Florida Head Start Association (FHSA) is committed to increasing access and driving the quality of Head Start programs and services in Florida. Annual FHSA membership assists us in our continuing goal of providing a powerful voice for Florida's at-risk children and families. The families of Head Start greatly benefit from the wide spectrum of services and quality education that each program supplies.  FHSA understands the day-to-day challenges Head Start programs face; our services are geared to help Florida programs succeed, provide strong leadership, advocate to increase public awareness, and expand access to resources to children and families in need of the comprehensive services Head Start provides. The Association's membership is comprised of Head Start programs, directors, staff, parents, and friends.

  • Click here to download an agency and individual friends membership flyer.
  • Click here to download our corporate friend's membership flyer. 

What does membership include?

Access to Industry News

  • Current updates on legislative developments in Tallahassee
  • Coverage of national Head Start legislative and regulatory issues
  • Participation in policy development and state decision making
  • Monthly Newsletter and Alerts focused on sector-specific issues important to you
  • Wage and Comparability Study 

Professional Development and Member Resources

  • Training events, seminars, focus groups, and content-specific training 
  • Hosts Professional Development opportunities to assist the achievement of the Head Start Program Performance Standards 15 clock hours of professional development per year
  • Building relationships and collaborative partnerships with other Florida Head Start professionals
  • Access to leaders in the Head Start community 
  • Employment Opportunities: open to all levels of membership; post a job on our website  
  • FHSA "Members Only Center" provides access to information and to downloadable tools kits


  • Peer-to-peer connectivity: conversations, best practices, problem-solving, and support 
  • Make connections by joining and/or leading Affiliate Groups and Committees through volunteerism
  • Be elected to serve on the FHSA Board of Directors
  • Representation: RIVHSA Board of Directors
  • Access: to Head Start and Early Head Start leaders 
  • Partnerships: Florida Head Start Collaboration Office on various projects throughout the year