As you know, the core components of community assessment are similar to the old Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). In last week’s post, we talked about what’s the same and what’s different.
Head Start Redesignation - 45 CFR 1307
Community assessment has been a cornerstone of Head Start for years. In the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) this is no different. Community assessment is the key to understanding what makes your community unique.
It’s hard to believe it has been over six months since the implementation of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). Time flies, and we hope it has been a smooth journey for your program to implement the new standards!
Last week the Office of Head Start (OHS) released Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Head Start and/or Early Head Start “OHS Replacement” funding in seven states.
Yesterday, the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal was released and it includes a proposed reduction of $85 million for Head Start and Early Head Start. This is challenging news given the increases made in FY 2017 to support the HS and EHS community.