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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 | A | B/C | D/E F/G | H/I | J/K/L/M | N | O/P/Q/R | S/T | U/V/W/X/Y/Z  

Introduction

Head Start Acronyms List

* Denotes terms further explained in the Head Start Dictionary

A

ACF*
Administration for Children and Families

ACYF*
Administration on Children, Youth and Families

ADA*
Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder

AIAN
American Indian and Alaska Native 

B/C

CA*
Community Assessment

CAA
Community Action Agency

CACFP*
Child and Adult Care Food Program

CAP
Community Action Program

CCDBG
Child Care Development Block Grant

CCDF*
Child Care Development Fund

CDA*
Child Development Associate

CDC
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

DUNS*
Data Universal Number System

EHS*
Early Head Start

ECLKC*
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

EITC*
Earned Income Tax Credit

EOM*
End of Month Enrollment

EPSDT
Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment

ERIC
Educational Resources Information Center

ERSEA
Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility & Attendance

ESL
English as a Second Language

F/G

FAA
Financial Assistance Award

FACES*
Family & Child Experiences Survey

FAPE*
Free Appropriate Public Education

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

FCP
Family & Community Partnerships

FPA*
Family Partnership Agreement

FTE
Full-Time Equivalent

FYSB*
Family and Youth Services Bureau

FY*
Fiscal Year

GABI*
Grant Application Budget Instrument

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 

HSB*
Head Start Bureau

HSFIS*
Head Start Family Information System

HSRC*
Head Start Resource Center

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

LEP
Limited English Proficiency

LRE*
Least Restrictive Environment

MIS
Management Information System

MOA
Memorandum of Agreement

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MSPB*
Migrant and Seasonal Program Branch

N

NCLB
No Child Left Behind Act

NHTSA
National Highway Transportation & Safety Administration

NPRM*
Notice of Proposed Rule Making

O/P/Q/R

OFA*
Office of Family Assistance

OHSMS*
Office of Head Start Monitoring System

OHS*
Office of Head Start

OMB*
Office of Management & Budget

OPRE
Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation

PC*
Policy Council

PI*
Program Instruction

PIR*
Program Information Report

P.L.
Public Law

PMS*
Payment Management System

PROMIS*
Program Resources & Outcomes Management Information System

PSA
Public Service Announcement

QIP*
Quality Improvement Plan

RAM
Risk Assessment Meeting

RFP*
Request for Proposal

S/T

SEA
State Education Agency

SF-269
Standard Form 269 Financial Report

SF-272
Standard Form 272 Financial Report

SSBG*
Social Services Block Grant

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
Women, Infants and Children


Revised July 2008
Head Start Knowledge and Information Management Services

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