ERIC Number: ED434757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment of Head Start Programs in Region V, 1998-1999.
Kadota, Riyo; Bennett, Tess; Thomas, Dawn
The Great Lakes Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities (GLQIC-D) serves Head Start programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and conducts an annual needs assessment of these programs. For the 1998-99 assessment, 229 Head Start directors completed the survey, which gathered information regarding: (1) program demographics; (2) census information; (3) training and technical assistance needs in the areas of service delivery, child issues, welfare reform, family issues, staff issues, and general areas; and (4) children with diagnosed disabilities. Among the findings: (1) across all types of assistance needed, challenging behavior, family involvement/volunteering, professional development for staff, recruitment of children, and mentoring/supervision of staff were most often reported; (2) speech and language delays, emotional/behavior delay, and health impairment were the top three diagnosed disabilities; and (3) about 63 percent of Head Start children were mildly disabled and needed little adaptation in the classroom, while about 14 percent were severely disabled and required much adaptation. (Includes numerous data tables and figures; also includes summary reports for each state. The survey and cover letter are appended.) (EV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Great Lakes Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities.