Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC)

The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC) is an online tool for early care and education (ECE) programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care. It is designed to have the look and feel of an actual ECE center. Visitors can move from room to room within the VEEC to find information on health and safety practices and useful resources. Use it to explore resources and information regarding Head Start Program Performance Standards and Caring for Our Children (CFOC). Learn more about health-focused ECE and best practices.

Determining the Value of Donated Space

This publication is designed to help donors and appraisers determine the value of property, other than cash, that is given to qualified organizations. Grantees may find this information useful when questioning the value of donated space. It also explains what kind of information a filer must have to support the charitable contribution deduction claim on a tax return.

Rental or Lease of Facilities and Equipment

This policy statement focuses on allowable rental or lease costs associated with facilities and equipment. Grantees may find this information useful when considering renting or leasing facilities and equipment for their program’s use. This policy statement also clarifies the term "less-than-arms-length" as it relates to property agreements.

Head Start Release of Lien for Periodic Payments (Form)

Use this sample periodic payment form when you elect to have the contractor document payments to those involved in the renovation or construction project. For grantees or delegate agencies, the information listed documents that the contractor has paid all costs associated with the project. This keeps the contractor from placing a lien on the Head Start or Early Head Start grantee or delegate property.