ERIC Number: ED443540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Program Regulations and Program Guidance for Parts 1304 and 1308. Revised.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs providing services to children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. The Head Start Program Performance Standards, mandatory regulations that grantees and delegate agencies must implement in order to operate a Head Start program, are designed to ensure that Head Start goals and objectives are met. This document contains Parts 1301 through 1306, 1308, 1309, and 1311 of the standards, and also includes guidance materials for Parts 1304 and 1308. Sections detailing Part 1304 cover: (1) general standards (purpose and scope, effective date, definitions); (2) early childhood development and health services (child health and developmental services, education and early childhood development, child health and safety, child nutrition, child mental health); (3) family and community partnerships; (4) program design and management (program governance; management systems and procedures; human resources management; facilities, materials, and equipment); and (5) implementation and enforcement (deficiencies and quality improvement plans, noncompliance). Sections detailing Part 1308 cover: (1) general standards; (2) disabilities service plan; (3) social services; (4) health services; (5) education services; (6) nutrition; and (7) parent involvement. Parts 1304 and 1308 are presented in a two-column format. The left-hand column presents the standards. The right-hand column contains an introduction summarizing the philosophy and contents, a rationale for the standard, related information providing cross-references to other standards and guidance materials, and guidance material providing examples of how the standards could be implemented. (KB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.