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ERIC Number: ED457966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing the Promise: Set of Training Materials on the Head Start Program Performance Standards. User's Guide [and] Set of Transparencies [and] Nurturing the Promise: Head Start. [Videotape].
Educational Services, Inc., Washington, DC.
Since 1975, the Head Start Program Performance Standards have defined the services that local programs are required to provide to enrolled children and families. With revisions effective in 1998, the Program Performance Standards translate the Head Start vision into quality practices implemented at the local level. This document is comprised of a user's guide and four "Nurturing the Promise" multimedia materials to be used in igniting a renewed commitment to quality within the Head Start community, increasing skills and quality in the service areas, and creating a community in which organizations see themselves as members of a local team. The user's guide provides general information and discussion points for training, and suggestions on how to use the materials to develop or expand collaborative partnerships with public and private agencies in the community and at the state and national levels. The guide contains the following sections: "Introduction"; "Overview of the 'Nurturing the Promise' Materials"; "Using the 'Nurturing the Promise' Materials"; and "Related Training Resources." The brochure provides a general introduction to Head Start and the Program Performance Standards and includes the address and phone number of each regional office, and the American Indian Program Branch and Migrant Program Branch. The accompanying wall chart is designed to reinforce the performance standards and serves as a quick reference tool to the standard content. Transparencies are included to support training on implementing the performance standards and contain an introduction to the standards, a table of contents, the contents of each section, major topics in each section, and relevant cross-references. The videotape illustrates the comprehensive approach and key principles of Head Start. It is designed to encourage a discussion on the opportunities and challenges in implementing the revised Head Start Performance Standards and features four stories of Head Start children, families, staff, and communities working together. (KB)
HSIPC, Order Fulfillment Department, P.O. Box 26417, Alexandria, VA 22313-0417 (guide, transparencies, 10-minute videotape, $5). Tel: 703-683-2878; Fax: 703-683-5769; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Educational Services, Inc., Washington, DC.