Hearing on the reauthorization of the Head Start Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, March 2, 1990
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Page 43 - Subpart B— Head Start Program Staffing Requirements 1306.20 Program staffing patterns. 1306.21 Staff qualification requirements. 1306.22 Volunteers. 1306.23 Training. Subpart C— Head Start Program Options 1306.30 Provision of comprehensive child development services. 1306.31 Choosing a Head Start program option. 1306.32 Center-based program option. 1306.33 Home-based program option. 1306.34 Combination program option. 1306.35 Additional Head Start program option variations.
Page 3 - I have appreciated the opportunity to appear before you today and will be glad to answer any questions that you or any other members of the Committee might have.
Page 133 - ... achievement, and self esteem. We at the Alliance see Investments in early childhood programs, like Head Start, as an important weapon in the fight against the problems of school dropouts, drug abuse, crime, and teenage pregnancy and for that reason we are on record in support of full funding for Head Start. It has the potential, over the long term, of allowing us to redirect limited federal dollars that otherwise might have to be spent on "second chance" systems to repair the damage that could...
Page 5 - Mr, Chairman, and Members of the Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to appear before you on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services to urge the re-authorization of the Head Start program.
Page 101 - Head Start families. Overall, the problems confronting today's children and families are greater than ever before, and Head Start programs must have the resources and staff to address those problems. However, the low salaries in Head Start today will make it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain staff with the needed skills. Without specific Initiatives to Improve salaries, children who most need the comprehensive, high-quality preschool experience that Head Start can provide trill suffer.
Page 156 - Poverty," and in 1980, at the request of President Carter, I chaired the committee that reviewed Head Start after its first 15 years. I have been involved in research and evaluation of Head Start and other early intervention programs for children and families for three decades.
Page 68 - Head Start programs should be tailored to the special and diverse needs of each Individual community and child, with particular emphasis placed on serving those with the greatest need. Thus, size permitting, each Head Start program should provide a balanced program of remedial and developmental...
Page 131 - ... drownings, falls and poisoning/choking. The goals of the long-term campaign are to raise awareness among parents and adults that injuries are the leading health threat facing children today; to make childhood injury prevention a public policy priority for federal, state and local decisionmakers; to change society's notion that "accidents...
Page 95 - Without specific initiatives to improve salaries, children who most need the the comprehensive, high-quality preschool experience that Head Start can provide will suffer. The people who work for Head Start have never done so because of the high wages, but they must be paid living wages. Because salaries are such a critical issue in Head Start today, we urge you to include a "set-aside