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ERIC Number: ED544226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-
Kansas: Early Head Start Initiative
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
Kansas Early Head Start (KEHS) provides comprehensive services following federal Head Start Program Performance Standards for pregnant women and eligible families with children from birth to age 4. KEHS was implemented in 1998 using Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) quality set-aside dollars augmented by a transfer of federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds. The initiative was designed to improve the availability and quality of child care for infants and toddlers in Kansas. KEHS also works to increase the number of infant/toddler child care slots in communities and partners with existing community-based child care to improve the quality of care available for infants and toddlers. All KEHS child care provider partners must meet both Kansas child care licensing and federal Head Start Program Performance Standards, as specified in a Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding. Kansas' approach to building on EHS includes: (1) Increase the capacity of existing Head Start and EHS programs to serve additional children and pregnant women; and (2) Develop partnerships between EHS and community-based child care providers to improve the quality of child care. (Additional information is provided.)
Center for Law and Social Policy. 1015 15th Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-906-8000; Fax: 202-842-2885; Web site: http://www.clasp.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families