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Head Start Program Governance Training 101



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  • 1. Head start program governance 101
    Presented by Zoe Brown - 3D Training – 10/30/10
  • 2. Learning Objectives
  • 3. Historical Principles
  • 4. Quality
  • 5.
    • Early reading and writing norms
    • 6. Less grade repetition
    • 7. Higher graduation rates
    Benefits of Head Start
  • 8.
    • $9 savings for $1 spent
    • 9. Decrease Medicaid costs $198/Family
    Benefits of Head Start
  • 10.
    • Increase health and dental services
    • 11. Improved behavior
    • 12. Reduced mortality rates of 5 – 9 year olds
    Benefits of Head Start
  • 13. Present minimum requirements which agencies must implement to operate a Head Start Program
    Define the objectives and characteristics of a quality Head Start Program
    Articulate a vision of service delivery for young children and families
    Provide a regulatory structure for the monitoring and enforcement of quality
    Head Start Performance Standards
  • 14. Head Start Federal Regulations
    1301 – Grants Administration
    1302 – Selection, Funding, Re-funding
    1303 – Appeals
    1304 – Program Operations
    Subpart A – General
    Subpart B – Early Childhood Development and Health Services
    Subpart C – Family and Community Partnerships
    Subpart D – Program Design and Management
    Subpart E – Implementation and Enforcement
  • 15. Head Start Federal Regulations
    1305 – Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance
    1306 – Staffing and Program Options
    1307 – Reserved
    1308 – Children with Disabilities
    1309 – Facilities
    1310 – Transportation
    1311 – Head Start Fellows
  • 16. Information Memorandum (IM)
    Communicates a variety of matters including program tools, models, and techniques for program development
    October 27, 2010 - Qualifications for Early Head Start Infant and Toddler Center-based staff
    Program Instruction (PI)
    Provides procedures and methods for implementing program policies; adds details to program regulations or policy guide requirements, and conveys guidance information for actions Head Start Programs are expected or required to take
    October 26, 2010 - Application Procedures for Locally Designed or Specialized Delivery Models
    Other Federal Regulations
  • 17. Oversight of quality services for Head Start children and families
    Making decisions related to program design and implementation
    Head Start Program Governance
  • 18. Key Definitions of Appendix A
    A. General Responsibility.The group with legal and fiscal responsibility that guides and oversees the carrying out of the functions described through the individual or group given operating responsibility.
    B. Operating Responsibility. The individual or group that is directly responsible for carrying out or performing the functions consistent with the general audience and oversight from the group holding general responsibility.
  • 19. Key Definitions of Appendix A
    C. Must Approve or Disapprove. The group that must be involved in the decision-making process prior to the point of seeking approval. If it does not approve, a proposal cannot be adopted, or the proposed action taking, until agreement is reached between the disagreeing groups.
    D. Determined locally. Functions as determined by the local governing body and in accordance with all Head Start regulations.
  • 20. The Head Start Act
    On December 12, 2007, President Bush signed Public Law 110-134 "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007" reauthorizing the Head Start program.  This law contains significant revisions to the previous Head Start Act and authorizes Head Start through September 30, 2012.
  • 21.
  • 22. Reflection Time
    What changes will Lorain have to make in their practices to fulfill the different requirements under reauthorization?
    What questions/concerns do you have about your role/responsibilities under reauthorization?