Learn how to ensure drinking water quality during and after extended closures.
A program’s physical environment supports the quality and quantity of the services it provides. Browse facilities resources that helpprograms create environments that are conducive to learning. Explore resources about adhering to safety guidelines for designing, constructing, and maintaining healthy classrooms and playgrounds. Also, find materials that outline the procedures for applying for funds to purchase, construct, or make major renovations to facilities that operate Head Start programs. This includes the measures that must be taken to protect the federal interest in such facilities.
Watch this video to learn how polices and protocols on facilities safety can reduce accidents and injuries in early education settings.
Learn about the laws and regulations grantees must comply with and the forms they must complete when they acquire, construct, or renovate property with federal funds.
Learn about the regulations governing the management, maintenance, and disposition of equipment purchased with federal funds.
Facilities and Learning Environments reinforce the importance of designing and maintaining all facilities so they actively support children and families in both indoor and outdoor environments. Transportation supports the safe and efficient movement of children from one point to another.
Listen as Office of Head Start leadership discuss program impacts resulting from the 2017 hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria.
A program’s physical environment supports the quality and quantity of the services it provides. Browse facilities resources that help programs create environments that are conducive to learning.
Explore the specific regulations in the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards that grantees should consider when they want to purchase, construct, or renovate a facility using Head Start grant funds. Use this facilities guidance resource to support the development and analysis of facilities applications in regard to these regulations.
Review the insurance and maintenance regulations, quality health and safety practices, and policies that grantees should establish in their early care and education facilities.