ERIC Number: ED402001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for Head Start Administrators. Volume I: Head Start Requirements.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Head Start Administrators must be fully knowledgeable of all applicable Federal requirements and skilled in applying these requirements in the daily operation of their program, whether starting a new program or striving to maintain a high quality program. This manual provides Head Start administrators with a compilation of the program requirements necessary for operating a Head Start program. The manual also contains general requirements which apply to all programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part one of the guide presents the Head Start Act, the legislative authority which authorizes program functions, purpose, funding, reporting, and evaluative requirements. Part two addresses Head Start regulations, including grants administration, funding, refunding, appeal procedures, program performance standards, eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, staff requirements, and performance standards for children with disabilities. Part three addresses Head Start policies concerning administration, education, health, nutrition, social services, and parent involvement. Part four contains the instructions for completing a Head Start grant application. Part five contains an appendix of various administrative requirements which are incorporated in the Head Start regulations, as well as other requirements which have been recently updated or otherwise do not appear in other manuals. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.