Cluster Meetings


Cluster Meetings


The membership of Head Start California (HSC) is divided into nine geographic clusters and two program-type cluster: Tribal and Migrant / Seasonal Head Start programs. The cluster representatives elected to the board of directors of the HSC convene cluster meetings throughout the year. You can find a pdf of Cluster map here. The members’ only portion of the website (just log in to get access) provides an interactive map.

These clusters give program leaders an opportunity to form professional networks, share information and resources, and solve common problems. They also serve an important governance function—they provide a forum through which board members can share the governance work of the association with program directors, as well as solicit questions and ideas from the clusters for board consideration.

The cluster representatives on the board are listed on our board of directors page.


Regional Health Clusters

There are also three regional Health Clusters. Health Clusters meet twice per year. See details below and reach out the Health Cluster contact for more information!

Southern California Head Start Health & Nutrition Cluster

Contact: Nina Paddock, Pacific Clinics Head Start–Early Head Start Email 

Northern California Head Start Health, Mental Health, Disabilities & Nutrition Cluster

Contact: Judith Kunitz | Email or call 415-526-7575

Central California Head Start Health & Nutrition Cluster

Contact: Cris Cochran | Email or call 707-494-1696

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