Reports to Congress

The following are reports made to Congress by the Office of Head Start pursuant to the Head Start Act.

Child Passenger Safety

When children are driven in a motor vehicle other than a bus, all children should be transported only if they are restrained in a developmentally appropriate car safety seat, booster seat, seat belt, or harness that is suited to the child's weight and age in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. The child should be securely fastened, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Financing Facilities

A coalition is presented of non-profit financial and Technical Assistance (TA) intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. Grantees looking for new funding resources to support their goals and objectives will find this information useful.

Putting the PFCE Framework to Work in Your Program

Deepen staff understanding of the connections between PFCE strategies and practices across program systems and services that lead to a systemic, integrated, and comprehensive approach to family engagement.

Journeys of Hope and Courage

Watch this series of documentary-style videos about the power of storytelling. Explore the impact of hearing the stories of a family when working toward positive outcomes for families and children.

Common Cold

Learn the facts about the common cold, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.

Supporting Native Indian Preschoolers and Their Families

Community partners work effectively with preschools to design after-school events that incorporate storytelling and other Native Indian customs. These family-focused events are foundational to enhancing learning and building family resources to support the achievement of Native American children. This article presents effective strategies and the benefits that result from focusing on building family, school, and community relationships.

Las Manos de Apá Resources

Explore this set of resources designed to support Latino fathers as early literacy models for their children. The resources outline creating father-friendly environments, building community supports, sharing stories, and supporting early literacy for young children.  Many of the resources and activities are in English and Spanish.