ERIC Number: ED253310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-3
Reference Count: 0
Reauthorization of the Head Start Act, 1984. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Extension of Programs under the Head Start Act, and for Other Purposes.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document includes written and oral testimony from Senators; representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services; private citizens; and employees and representatives of national and local Head Start organizations, civil rights organizations, and parent groups. In general, discussion centers on the merits and disadvantages of specific Head Start reauthorization bills. These bills differ in terms of the programs mandated and the amount of funding proposed. Among the issues discussed at length are the amount of funding for training and technical assistance and the continuance of the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification program. Other issues include current requirements to give existing Head Start programs preference in granting contracts for expanded programs and proposals to limit children to 1 year of participation, to administer child care food funds through Head Start rather than through the Department of Agriculture, to strengthen Head Start performance standards, and to dissolve the Indian and Migrants Program (at the time of writing, a separate division within Head Start). (CB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers: CDA Credential; Congress 98th; Department of Agriculture; Native Americans; Project Head Start; Reauthorization Legislation