ERIC Number: ED367492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a 21st Century Head Start. Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
The Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion was created by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in June 1993 to review the Head Start program and make recommendations for improvement and expansion. The report recommends that HHS: (1) develop new initiatives to utilize qualified "mentor teachers" to provide supervision and support to classroom staff, establish competency-based training for staff who work directly with families, and increase staffing levels and staff compensation; (2) review and expand current resources used for family services, parent education, and family literacy; and (3) encourage community and school partnerships to ensure continuity of services, facilitate state and local collaboration, and link Head Start with other national initiatives. Overall, HHS should continue to show leadership in looking across programs to ensure that policies consistently promote quality services for young children and their families. Biographical sketches of the committee's 47 members are included. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.