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Head Start Acronyms

Head Start programs are administered by a federal agency in which other state and local agencies with similar standards and regulations collaborate to share resources. This resource provides a list of acronyms associated with these collaborating agencies and program services.

Introduction

Head Start Acronyms List

A

ACF
Administration for Children and Families

ACYF
Administration on Children, Youth and Families

ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act

ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AIAN
American Indian and Alaska Native

AMS
Aligned Monitoring System

B/C

CA
Community Assessment

CAA
Community Action Agency

CACFP
Child and Adult Care Food Program

CAP
Community Action Program

CCDBG
Child Care and Development Block Grant

CCDF
Child Care and Development Fund

CDA
Child Development Associate

CDC
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDL
Commercial Driver’s License

CEU
Continuing Education Units

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CSRS
Child Safety Restraint Systems

CSBG
Community Services Block Grant

D/E

DAP
Developmentally Appropriate Practices

D&B
Dun & Bradstreet

DLL
Dual Language Learners

DUNS
Data Universal Number System

ED
U.S. Department of Education

EHS
Early Head Start

EHS-CCP
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

ECLKC
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

EITC
Earned Income Tax Credit

EOM
End of Month Enrollment

EPSDT
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment

ERIC
Educational Resources Information Center

ERSEA
Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility, and Attendance

ESSA
Every Student Succeeds Act

F/G

FACES
Family and Child Experiences Survey

FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education

FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

FPA
Family Partnership Agreement

FTE
Full-Time Equivalent

FYSB
Family and Youth Services Bureau

FY
Fiscal Year

GAO
General Accountability Office

GED
General Equivalency Diploma

GPO
U.S. Government Printing Office

H/I

HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HSAC
Health Services Advisory Committee

HSCO
Head Start Collaboration Office 

IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP
Individualized Education Program

IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan

IM
Information Memorandum

J/K/L/M

KM
Knowledge Management  

LEA
Local Education Agency

LRE
Least Restrictive Environment

MIS
Management Information System

MOA
Memorandum of Agreement

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MSHS
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

N

NHTSA
National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration

NOA
Notice of Award

NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rule Making

O/P/Q/R

OFA
Office of Family Assistance

OHS
Office of Head Start

OMB
Office of Management and Budget

OPRE
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

PC
Policy Council

PFCE
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

PI
Program Instruction

PIR
Program Information Report

P.L.
Public Law

PMS
Payment Management System

PROMIS
Program Resources and Outcomes Management Information System

PSA
Public Service Announcement

QIP
Quality Improvement Plan

RFP
Request for Proposal

RO
Regional Office

S/T

SEA
State Education Agency

SF-425
Standard Form-425 Federal Financial Report

SSI
Supplemental Security Income

T/TA
Training and Technical Assistance

TANF
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TDD
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

U/V/W/X/Y/Z

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture

WIC
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

 

Revised July 2017

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