Program directors and transportation coordinators can use this resource to observe the driving performance of bus drivers.
Head Start programs are not required to provide transportation services. However, when they do provide those services, they must comply with key regulations.Explore these resources to support programs in the safe and efficient movement of children from one point to another. Find materials on transportation services, coordination options, vehicles, child safety restraints, and other requirements. Learn how to develop transportation systems that are consistent with service area needs and comply with state and federal regulations.
Consider these action items when you address your program’s transportation security and safety risks.
Use these resources to guarantee that your program’s transportation system is following federal and state regulations.
Use these resources to improve communication and safety practices throughout your program’s transportation system.
Use these resources to build a safe and cost-effective transportation system that is compliant with regulations and responsive to your community’s needs.
Use these resources to manage and train transportation staff and create safe, nurturing learning environments on buses and other modes of transportation.
Consider these criteria and regulations when selecting and training Head Start bus drivers and monitors.
Use this checklist to maintain a comprehensive transportation system that is safe, cost effective, and compliant with state and federal regulations.
Implementing safe practices is essential when providing transportation services. Watch this webinar from the Office of Head Start to explore transportation services and vehicles during a pandemic.
This video discusses how to keep children safe while transporting them to and from early education settings and answers common questions on policies and strategies.