ERIC Number: ED395673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Health Coordinators' Task Force Report.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
The Head Start Health Coordinator's Task Force (HCTF) was charged to study and make recommendations to strengthen Head Start's health component, which is a vital part of the child development program. Since its inception in 1965, Head Start has served over 12 million economically disadvantaged children. Through the health component, children have received medical and dental screenings, physical examinations, immunizations, mental health services, nutrition assessments, meals, and other services. The HCTF had 24 members representing all Head Start components. The task force's objectives are detailed, and job descriptions and "career paths" for HCTF staff are included. Appendices include a listing of HCTF members, job elements for various positions, and a table of qualifications and educational preparation for the position of Health Coordinator. (BGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.