Revisiting and Updating the Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five

Children and their families come to Head Start and Early Head Start rooted in a culture that gives them meaning and direction. The same statement is true of the staff and administrators who work in Head Start and Early Head Start. These principles were developed to guide Head Start and Early Head Start staff in meeting program goals and to serve as a framework for multicultural programming.

This document has two main goals: first, to present all Head Start programs (which include Head Start, Early Head Start, American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start) with an updated version of the Multicultural Principles; and second, to provide a selective review of research conducted since the Multicultural Principles were first published in 1991. See Revisiting and Updating the Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five [PDF, 760KB].

Revisiting and Updating the Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2010. English.

Last Reviewed: March 2013

Last Updated: September 29, 2015