ERIC Number: ED455002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Partners: California's Experience with the 1997 Head Start Expansion Grants.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Head Start-State Collaboration Office.
This study surveyed Head Start grantees in California who had received federal funds to expand their programs through partnerships with local and state organizations or blended funding. The survey sought to provide a profile of the collaborative partnerships formed and identify best practices, program barriers and solutions, and unresolved issues. In addition to program demographics, findings included the following: (1) the most frequently noted strategy to establish partnerships was meeting with prospective partners early in the process and frequently. Also mentioned were setting common goals, being under the same umbrella organization, flexibility, and joint training; (2) local planning councils and resource and referral agencies were the resources most relied on for support; and (3) the single most pervasive barrier mentioned was the difference in state and federal income eligibility for families. Other barriers included differences in program cultures, differences in operating hours or days, differing fiscal requirements, the requirement that parents be given a choice of programs, and an inadequate number of facilities. (Includes a section describing state and federal activities affecting partnerships. Appendices contain summaries of the responses from each program and the survey.) (EV)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Incentive Grants, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
California State Department of Education, CDE Press, Sales Office, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($12.50, plus shipping). Fax: 916-323-0823.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Head Start-State Collaboration Office.
Identifiers - Location: California