Analysis of Potential Barriers to Creating Coordinated Absence Policies for Collaborations Between Head Start and CCDF and TANF-Funded Programs

Publication Date: December 2002

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Rachel Schumacher; Jennifer Mezey; Mark Greenberg

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report, commissioned by the Southern Institute on Children and Families, analyzes the statutory and regulatory provisions relevant to child absence policies in Head Start and in child care funded under the Child Care and Development Fund and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grants. It discusses some practical considerations for states interested in adopting coordinated absence policies. An appendix provides additional detail about current law and provides examples of current absence policy practices in the Southern states.