Today, the Office of Head Start (OHS) announced the release of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). This is an exciting milestone – the first major revision since release over 40 years ago! The announcement from OHS states:
The new HSPPS are streamlined, simplified, and reorganized to improve clarity and transparency to support high-quality program delivery and minimize administrative burden.
There are two significant changes noted in the announcement from OHS. The first is a change to require programs to offer longer service duration. Second is a focus on solidifying the essential role of parents in the program. The new HSPPS are effective November 7, 2016, and OHS is allowing additional time to comply with particular provisions. Review the HSPPS Final Rule for detailed information.
At 3pm EST today OHS is offering a webinar to learn more about the new HSPPS. We plan to attend and will share updates from the webinar. Check back soon!
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