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However, "if the shutdown goes on for a few weeks or months, it's worrisome,'' said Jill Dagilis, executive director of the Worcester Community Action Council, whose Head Start program had its grant renewed last month.
In light of the overall focus of the Head Start program on improving school readiness, most evaluations of the program assessed the impact of Head Start on test scores or other measures of educational success.
Most of the children enrolled in the Head Start program have some type of behavioral issues, she said.
In 2001, an intra-agency agreement (IAA) was initiated between the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Head Start and the Health Resources Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB) to establish partnerships that would improve the oral health of Head Start children nationally.
The more than 1,000 local Head Start agencies would have to develop annual professional development plans for staff, and teachers would need to receive additional training to work with at-risk children and those with disabilities.
Full-day Head Start services are important, given that the quality of care that is available to low-income families is highly uneven (Phillips, 1995).
Further, any Head Start grantee that is identified as having at least one deficiency during a five-year period will automatically be placed in recompetition status.
Not surprisingly, fathers say that their primary source of support is their partners, parents, themselves, and, for some, the Early Head Start program.
Only 14 percent of Native American Head Start teachers have an associate's degree, and just 7 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the legislation, which cited data from the U.
Despite less than desirable family environments, research shows that Head Start exerts a positive influence on its children's cognitive growth (Levite, 1993).
Q: What do you make of Bush's push to have literacy testing in Head Start programs?