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Review the allowable uses of quality improvement funds for Head Start and Early Head Start programs based on Sec. 640(a)(5) of the Head Start Act.
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) All Programs (2015-2016)
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American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion Funding Opportunity Announcement Frequently Asked Questions: Volume 3
Head Start and Early Head Start agencies must ensure they have qualified staff in accordance with the Head Start regulations. The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) include equivalency provisions for some staff roles as part of the educational requirements.
It is the agency’s responsibility to determine equivalency. Local agencies have flexibility in determining and justifying how their employees meet the educational equivalency qualification requirements.
The steps outlined in the following document help guide agencies in the equivalency determination and justification process.
This document consists of excerpts from the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). The excerpts include requirements about serving infants, toddlers and pregnant women and about Early Head Start programs. The relevant terms are highlighted in yellow. Missing text is indicated by […]. Readers are advised to review the complete standards for more information.