ERIC Number: ED369543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Parent Involvement: Vision, Opportunities and Strategies.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
This booklet explains Head Start's vision for parent involvement and discusses strategies that can be used to involve parents in the preparation of children for entry into Head Start, for participation in the program, and for the transition to school. The booklet notes that the challenge for programs is to work with each individual parent in ways that will build upon strengths and interests and to help support the family in the challenges that it faces. Using a question-strategies format, the booklet covers the critical areas for which Head Start staff must plan: (1) program development; (2) recruitment and enrollment; (3) orientation; (4) screening and assessment; (5) child and family development; (6) personal development; (7) shared decision-making; (8) family advocacy; and (9) community advocacy. Relevant performance standards are also listed for each of these areas. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.