ERIC Number: ED221283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-23
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on the Head Start Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The Subcommittee on Human Resources was convened February 23, 1982 to review and discuss the Reagan administration's plans for Project Head Start, as presented in the controversial and widely disseminated policy paper entitled "Head Start: Directions for the Next Three Years." Informally known as the "Head Start Strategy Paper," the working paper, prepared by the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), outlines objectives established for Head Start and the policy options and actions that could be used to reach those objectives. The five major objectives outlined in the strategy paper focus on enrollment, program quality, training and technical assistance, coordination with community groups, and program management and administration. Reported in this document is the discussion of these objectives and related topics by panels and individuals appearing before the subcommittee, including congressional representatives, Head Start project directors, child advocates, and federal administrators. Special attention is given to the proposal for converting parent and child centers to regular Head Start programs, and descriptions of the work of such centers are included in the text. Appended materials include the ACYF policy paper, related news articles, and many responses to the paper from parents, centers, legislators, agencies, and organizations urging support for Project Head Start, the Parent Child Program, and other affected programs. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.