Family Support and Parent Involvement in Head Start: What Do Head Start Program Performance Standards Require?
Publication Date: May 2003
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Rachel Schumacher
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Head Start programs provide early childhood education, comprehensive services, and family support to more than 900,000 low-income children and their families. This brief paper describes specific requirements in Head Start Program Performance Standards to involve parents in programs and to provide or link families to support services, and it provides data on family support and involvement in Head Start programs in 2002.