ERIC Number: ED377976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Quality Initiative.
National Head Start Association, Alexandria, VA.
This report outlines the National Head Start Association's (NHSA) Quality Initiative, which is designed to promote and recognize practices of high quality in Head Start preschool programs. The Initiative recognizes that within the Head Start community there are four levels of quality: Needs Improvement, Adequate, Achievement, and Excellence. The initiative's goal is to help all Head Start programs reach the Achievement or Excellence level. The report describes the requirements that programs must meet to participate in the Initiative, including achievement indicators in the areas of: (1) program, personnel, fiscal, and facilities management, and auxiliary services; (2) education; (3) social services; (4) parent involvement; (5) health; (6) component integration; (7) multiculturalism; (8) collaboration and advocacy; (9) transition; and (10) disabilities. A list of contributors to the NHSA Quality Initiative is included. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Head Start Association, Alexandria, VA.