ERIC Number: ED463840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
A Side-by-Side Comparison of Federal and State Early Education Regulations and Requirements Affecting Early Care and Education in Connecticut, Fall 2001.
Morrison, Julie, Ed.; Schlesinger, Ann, Ed.
In order to advance early childhood education and services across the state of Connecticut, early education leaders at the federal, state, and local levels were convened by the Connecticut Head Start-State Collaboration Project to identify each funder's requirements in key categories and to discuss specific policies and practices of those requirements. This report presents a side-by-side comparison of federal and state early education regulations and requirements affecting early care and education. The regulations and requirements are presented for the following agencies: (1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families (Head Start and Child Care and Development Fund block grants); (2) Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE) (State Head Start and School Readiness Severe Need Districts); (3) Department of Social Services (DSS) (State-funded centers, Child Care Assistance Program Subsidies, and Quality Enhancements); and (4) Joint SDE and DSS programs (Grants for Slot Expansion and Quality Enhancement). Requirements and regulations are delineated in the following areas: (1) philosophical underpinnings; (2) service standards/scope related to child education, child literacy, disability services, transition, parent education/training/employment, parent and community collaboration, family literacy, family services, health services/policies, nutrition services, mental health services; (3) service requirements, including eligibility, length of day/year and service options; (4) staffing, including qualifications/training requirements, teacher-child ratios, and staff development; (5) facilities, including new construction/renovation and health/safety standards; (6) technical assistance/training mechanisms, including funding resources and topics; (7) outcomes and measures; (8) program review/monitoring, including program and fiscal monitoring and state licensing; (9) funding, including per child cost; and (10) additional funding, including expansion grants and opportunities for statewide initiatives. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut