Exploring the Head Start Program Performance Standards

Head Start agencies that provide services to children and families must meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the requirements set forth in the Head Start Act of 2007. The Office of Head Start (OHS) also offers direction through Program Instructions (PIs) and Information Memorandums (IMs). More guidance is available to grantees through their federal program specialist.

Compliance Table

Download this PDF for a list of the Standards with delayed effective dates, also called the “Compliance Table” from the preamble of the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Timeframes Required in HSPPS

This resource for programs describes the various timelines and timeframes described in parts 1302 and 1303 of the HSPPS.