ERIC Number: ED394738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-7
Reference Count: N/A
Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start.
Brush, Lorelei; And Others
Although Head Start has legislative authority to fund full-day services, full-day programs are rare and often limited to special needs populations. Grantees are encouraged to provide more extended hours by pulling together funding from other federal, state, and local sources. This study analyzes ways in which full-day services are currently offered by a small group of Head Start grantees. Focusing in-depth on eight grantees in eight different states that fund extended hours, the study covers program services, achievements, and challenges. Three distinct modes of service approaches were found in the grantee sample. These approaches are: (1) wraparound care, where funding from sources other than Head Start is used to expand the length of the service day; (2) wrap-in care, in which Head Start grantees contract with another child care provider and fund services needed to allow providers to meet Head Start standards; and (3) connected care, where grantees contract with child care programs to provide supervised care before and/or after the Head Start day. Charts showing site characteristics such as area, urbanicity, and funding sources are included, along with a section of descriptions for each grantee that include history, structure, collaborative arrangements, daily schedule, program features, staff, training, parent involvement, and funding. (BGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.; Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.