Letters and Correspondences

Comments on proposed rule to update Head Start performance standards

Early Childhood
Education

First Focus submitted these comments the proposed rule to update Head Start performance standards. Our recommendations are to provide programs with guidance and flexibility to transition to full-day/full-year programs to avoid the loss of services to children and families, retain the home-based preschool option with a waiver requirement, and align home-based preschool and the home-based option in Early Head Start with the evidentiary and programmatic standards if the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program to create a seamless system of home visiting across early childhood programs.

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