Head Start Program Performance Standards Relating to Ratios and Group Size

Explore an at-a-glance overview of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) related to ratios and groups sizes for both family child care and child care centers. This document provides clear examples and references the HSPPS to assist programs in determining whether they are meeting all child ratio and group size requirements.

Lead Poisoning - Know the Facts

Lead poisoning is caused  by swallowing or breathing lead. Children under 6  years old are most at risk. If  you are pregnant, lead can harm your baby.

Parent’s Guide to Home-Based Program Options

Whatever the age of your child, helping him or her learn and grow is a big job. It is an exciting job. It is a hard job. Every mother and father, every family, can use some support. You can get this support from your Head Start home-based program and your home visitor.

FY 2017 CLASS® Field Guide

The Pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System ® (CLASS ®) is an observation tool used to analyze and assess the effectiveness of interactions between children and teachers in preschool classes.

FY 2017 Office of Head Start ERSEA Monitoring Protocol

The Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Protocol guides the assessment of a program’s practices for verifying the eligibility status of children, families, and pregnant women receiving the program’s services and ensuring the appropriate enrollment of children into the program.