ERIC Number: ED472526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping Arizona's Future: Head Start in Arizona. Annual Report, 2001.
Nagle, Ami; Walker, Laura
The Arizona Head Start Association is a federation of public and private organizations that provide Head Start programs and work to improve the conditions of children in the state. This annual report describes the operation of the Head Start program in Arizona for 2000-2001. Beginning with an introductory letter from the president of the Arizona Head Start Association, the report is organized in four parts. Part 1 presents the mission of the Arizona Head Start Association and delineates enrollment figures for regional, migrant, and Indian Head Start agencies for 2000-2001. Part 2 describes the effects of poverty and discusses the importance of early learning programs for at-risk childrens intellectual and social development, health, and family functioning. Part 3 provides an overview of the operation of Head Start, including highlights of the performance standards for early childhood development, child health services, family and community partnerships, program design and management, and compliance. This section describes Head Start programming in Arizona, including program characteristics and family characteristics. Part 4 focuses on the accomplishments of the Arizona Head Start Association, highlighting activities to strengthen the association, monitor Head Start quality and outcome, study the Head Start facility capacity, improve the grantee and state systems through a community assessment, expand professional development opportunities, and improve early childhood programming in the state through the operation of the Head Start Collaboration Advisory Council. Appended is a list of the grantee and delegate agencies for 2000-2001. (KB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Participant Characteristics, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Standards
Arizona Head Start Association, 3910 S. Rural Rd., Suite M, Tempe, AZ 85282. Tel: 480-829-8868; Fax: 480-829-8768; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Head Start Association, Tempe, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona