ERIC Number: ED361118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing Regarding the Head Start Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (Downey, CA, April 8, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
In anticipation of the 1994 reauthorization of the Head Start Act, this oversight hearing sought testimony from California county government grantees managing groups of Head Start facilities, program directors, teachers, parents, and other participants. Following introductory comments by subcommittee members, Andrew Kennedy, senior Head Start project director in Los Angeles (LA) County, addressed the changes needed to improve Head Start and key issues facing the LA County program, including the incorporation of Head Start in a Family Service Center model, services for substance abusers and the homeless, and the need for innovation and flexibility. Kennedy's prepared statement also focused on changes in services, the impact of recent expansion, quality assurance measures, innovative programs in LA county, future trends, and coordination with other programs. Next, a Congressional Research Service fact sheet on Head Start was presented and is included in the record. The transcript of a question-and-answer period follows, focusing on licensing problems, local control, funding, student tracking, performance standards, and teacher qualifications. Next, a panel comprised of program managers and participants offered testimony on the history, characteristics, and achievements of programs in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, South El Monte, and Compton. Topics covered include possible approaches to future expansions, maintaining quality as Head Start expands, facility needs, and parent involvement. Statements by Jo Navarro of the American Federation of Teachers and Hortense Hunn of San Bernardino's Preschool Services Department are also included. (AC)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Hearings, Parent Participation, Political Issues, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-148-44-2, $3.50).
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.
Identifiers - Location: California