Creating A 21st Century Head Start: Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion

Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments

Summary:

The Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion was created by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in June 1993 to review the Head Start program and make recommendations for improvement and expansion. The report recommends that HHS: (1) develop new initiatives to utilize qualified "mentor teachers" to provide supervision and support to classroom staff, establish competency-based training for staff who work directly with families, and increase staffing levels and staff compensation; (2) review and expand current resources used for family services, parent education, and family literacy; and (3) encourage community and school partnerships to ensure continuity of services, facilitate state and local collaboration, and link Head Start with other national initiatives. Overall, HHS should continue to show leadership in looking across programs to ensure that policies consistently promote quality services for young children and their families. Biographical sketches of the committee's 47 members are included. 

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments

Bibliographic Information:

Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Creating A 21st Century Head Start: Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion (1993). Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Alexandria, VA. (84 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Language: English

Formats Available: Printed Material

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments

Availability:

(available online - click on "full text-excerpts" button - or contact producer for paper copy )

Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Head Start Information and Publication Center
Order Fulfillment Department
P.O. Box 26417
Alexandria, VA
22313

Phone: (866) 763-6481
Fax: (703) 683-5769

URL: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc

Languages Available:

Summary Biblio Info Availability Users' Comments

Users' Comments:

If you have used this item and would like to comment on it, please send a message With your comments to the CLAS Webmaster. In your message, please indicate the title, author, and CLAS Accession Number (see Bibliographic Information above) for the document.



CLAS Search Page | Search CLAS Materials | CLAS Home Page | CLAS Webmaster