ERIC Number: ED309889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start: Information on Sponsoring Organizations and Center Facilities. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This GAO fact sheet provides information on public and private organizations that operate local Head Start programs and the kinds of facilities used for Head Start programs. Particular emphasis is placed on the number of Head Start programs that are operated by or use the facilities of churches, synagogues, or other religious organizations. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire sent to the 1,835 grantees and delegate agencies that operated centers in the school year 1987-88. A total of 94 percent of those in a random sample of 750 responded. Data indicated that 454 of 10,842 centers were operated by religious organizations. Of the 454, a total of 187 used facilities in churches, synagogues, or other religious organizations. The other centers operated by religious organizations primarily used government agency space, private space, public schools, and other facilities, such as community centers. While more Head Start centers used public schools or public school space than other kinds of facilities, significant numbers of centers used government agency, religious organization, or privately owned space. Of centers using facilities in religious organizations, most were sponsored by community action agencies and private, nonprofit organizations. The GAO questionnaire and related statistical information are provided in appendices. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, National Surveys, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Questionnaires, Religious Organizations
U.S. General Accounting Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (First five copies, free. Additional copies, $2 each. Prepay by cash, check, or money order).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.