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ACF Industry Day
August 15, 2019
Office of Head Start Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start: the nation’s innovator in Early Childhood Education since 1965
Evidence-based approaches support children’s health and social/emotional development and skills in language, literacy, mathematics, science, and motor skills.
Comprehensive services reflect individual family needs to support parents and caregivers as their child’s first teacher. Source: HEAD START ACT Sec. 636. [42 U.S.C. 9831], revised in 2007 Locally designed programs promote the school readiness of children from low-income families through comprehensive, high-quality, individualized early childhood development services. More than 34 million Americans have attended Head Start. PURPOSE OF HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START To promote the school readiness of low income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development, through–
Supporting children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning and
Providing health, educational, nutritional, social and other services
Head Start Funding In FY2019, $10.2 billion was awarded. Additional funds included: $160 million for cost-of-living adjustment $140 million for expansion of Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership $260 million for programs to increase annual hours of services Additional funds for health and safety program improvement needs
4 Head Start Program Performance Standards The Head Start Program Performance Standards are regulations that provide…
“a clear road map for grantees to support high-quality Head Start/Early Head Start services and to strengthen the outcomes of the children and families Head Start serves.”
Interested in Head Start’s research base? Read the HSPPS Preamble. ~1,600 grantees served 1.05m children & 970,000 families Programs in nearly every U.S. community and territory and 150+ Tribal or Native communities Grantees offer Head Start, Early Head Start or both, based on community need. Center-based (90% of children/families) Home-based (8%) Family child care or Locally designed (2%) 379,000 local staff; 22% were current or former Head Start parents 1.09m volunteers; 71% were current or former Head Start parents
Head Start Program (FY 2018) Programs served more than 1.05 million children, birth to 5, and pregnant women. 40% of children were age 4; 35% were age 3 28% were dual language learners. (More than 150 languages are spoken by Head Start families/staff.) 13% of children were identified as having special needs 5% of children experienced homelessness
Most parents/caregivers work full-time. 95% attend parent/teacher conferences 89% volunteer in their child’s classroom
Head Start children and families ~ 1,600 grantees serving 1.05m children, birth to 5, families & pregnant women Regional Network (12 regions, 300+ T/TA specialists) 4 National T/TA Centers (Led by OHS) Grantee-purchased (50% of T/TA funds) 8 OHS T/TA 3-part System Design
OHS budget: ~$10b (current FY) T/TA funding is 2.5%+ of appropriation (Head Start Act, Sec. 640) Training: group instruction, delivered in-person or online.
Technical Assistance: targeted consulting for individuals or programs, delivered in-person, by phone or online, and through universally accessible resources. 9
Grantee-purchased – Head Start grantees receive funds from OHS to directly purchase T/TA services from vendors and consultants. At least 50% of the federal T/TA appropriation.
Regional Offices / Regional T/TA Contracts – Regional Offices direct/manage work and deploy Regional T/TA specialists. At least 25% of the federal T/TA appropriation. Current Regional Contracts end in June 2020.
Central Office / National T/TA Center Cooperative Agreements – Central Office manages subject matter experts/entities (National Centers) who develop trainings and TA materials. Many resources are universally accessible through the Head Start website, ECLKC. Remainder of the federal T/TA appropriation. Current NC Cooperative Agreements end in Sept. 2020.
OHS T/TA: 3-part System Design 10
Support Head Start grantees in delivering high-quality services to children and families
Develop T/TA events and resources in response to data and input on Region and grantee needs
Deliver consistent knowledge, skills and effective practices across Head Start programs
Use data to ensure continuous improvement and responsiveness of the T/TA system to the needs of all stakeholders OHS T/TA Operational Goals (National and Regional) (at least 25% of Head Start T/TA funds)
Regions identify T/TA needs, by regularly analyzing data and consulting with stakeholders.
Each Region manages their own T/TA contract, directing a team of T/TA specialists to support the differentiated needs of grantees and grantee clusters. T/TA Specialists in the fields of early childhood (ECS), grantee management and fiscal (GS), systems (SS), and health (HS).
Regions collaborate with National T/TA Centers on events and initiatives to support Regional T/TA and grantee capacity around priority topics.
11 OHS Regional T/TA: Structure 12
T/TA priorities reflect:
Head Start Act
Head Start Program Performance Standards Early childhood education and development research/promising practices for children from low-income families National T/TA Priorities for Child, Family and Program Success T/TA Regional T/TA & Grantee Interactions 13 Allyson Brown Small Business Specialist, Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization , DHHS
Darryl Grant, J.D. Customer Liaison, Acquisition Management Services Program Support Center, DHHS
Office of Head Start, DHHS Q&A SESSION 14 ACF Industry Day
August 15, 2019
Office of Head Start Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services