ERIC Number: ED317281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Educational Services for Four-Year-Old Texas Children: Guidelines for Coordination. A Report to the 71st Texas Legislature.
Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report provides guidance to local Title XX Day Care providers, Head Start administrators, and school district administrators in Texas who are interested in coordinating the services offered to eligible 4-year-olds in their communities. After an introductory section, section 2 presents a general description of each of the three programs offering educational and/or child care services to 4-year-olds: (1) the federally administered Head Start Program; (2) the Title XX Day Care Program, administered by the state through local contractors; and (3) the Prekindergarten Program, state-administered through independent school districts. The various approaches to coordination, ranging from a coordinated referral system to a fully integrated program, are described in section 3. Section 4 focuses on planning for coordination and outlines important considerations in implementing coordinated programs. Steps in planning coordination are presented to ensure successful outcomes for the programs and the children and families served. In section 5, guidelines are offered on the program components that should be addressed when designing a fully integrated program. Appendices A, B, and C contain three models of coordinated programs based on the fully integrated program design. Appendix D provides a chart highlighting the regulations of each program. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.