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Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007

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Context

The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 authorizes the national Head Start program, which provides comprehensive developmental services, including health, nutritional, educational, social and other services, to economically disadvantaged preschool children and their families.

Legislation


Final Regulations | Guidance | Memoranda

Download the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program Performance Standards (45 C.F.R. Chapter XIII Subchapter B; September 2016)
Download the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program Performance Standards - With References to Homeless Children Highlighted (45 C.F.R. Chapter XIII Subchapter B; compiled by NCHE, September 2016)
Download the federal interagency Policy Statement on Meeting the Needs of Families with Young Children Experiencing and At Risk of Homelessness (October 2016)

Resources

Head Start Impact Study and Follow-up, 2000-2013
This Congressionally-mandated study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, quantifies the impact of Head Start separately for 3- and 4-year-old children across child cognitive, social-emotional, and health domains as well as on parenting practices.
Download Head Start Impact Study and Follow-up, 2000-2013.

Summary of Head Start Provisions on Homelessness and Foster Care
This two-page brief from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) provides a quick summary of the provisions of the Head Start Act that pertain specifically to young homeless children.
Download the brief.


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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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