This section of the Head Start Program Performance Standards provides requirements for organizing a physical environment that is conducive to learning, including the materials, toys, equipment, and furniture that must be provided.
This section of the Head Start Program Performance Standards outlines the procedures for applying for Head Start grant funds to purchase, construct, or make major renovations to facilities that operate Head Start programs. It also details the measures that must be taken to protect the federal interest in such facilities.
The Davis-Bacon Act relates to the rate of wages for laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors on public buildings (including Head Start facilities) and requires compliance when a contract in excess of $2,000 is issued.
Head Start Design Guide
This guide offers basic architectural information for all individuals involved in the design of Head Start centers. Individuals seeking detailed information on Head Start practices, center operations, or general Head Start building standards should refer to the Head Start Program Performance Standards and other related regulatory information.
This resource includes information about how eligible Head Start Programs can lower telephone and internet costs through E-Rate discounts. It includes information on E-Rate eligibility, the application process, frequently asked questions, a template and a guide to support the development of the required technology plan.
This section of the Head Start Program Performance Standards provides requirements for the safe operation of vehicles used to transport children participating in Head Start and Early Head Start programs and training requirements for pedestrian safety.
Transportation Waivers and Effective Date Extensions (ACYF-IM-HS-06-01 Attachment)
The attachment for IM 06-01 includes a form that may be used to apply for waivers from transportation requirements.