ERIC Number: ED395676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Statement of the Advisory Committee on Services for Families with Infants and Toddlers.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
This report outlines the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 40-member Advisory Committee on Services for Families with Infants and Toddlers in regard to the Early Head Start Program. This program, introduced in 1995, is designed to provide services to children from birth to age 3 (and their families) who were not previously covered under the Head Start preschool education program. The report explains the background, vision, and goals of Early Head Start, and reviews research on child and family development that supports such services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Early Head Start is designed to be family-centered and community-based, and to follow principles that emphasize high quality; prevention and promotion; positive relationships and continuity; parent involvement; inclusion; culture; comprehensiveness, flexibility, responsiveness, and intensity; transition; and collaboration. The committee recommends that the program focus on child, family, community, and staff development, and that the federal commitment to the program concentrate on training, monitoring, research and evaluation, partnership building, and funding. Short biographies of the 40 committee members are included. (Contains 39 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.