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1 Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 Narrated by: Pedro Arroyo, Program Manager STG International, Region IV TTA Network

2 Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 Signed December 12, 2007 Public Law authorizes Head Start through September 30, 2012Public Law Contains Significant Revisions to Previous Act

3 Definitions Grantee Designation Funding Allocation Formulas Monitoring Target Population Admin/Management and Governance Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007

4 Staff Qualifications and Training Studies Enrollment/Program Options Standards/Measures Collaboration/Coordination Centers of Excellence Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007

5 Definitions Deficiency Limited English Proficient Professional Development Unresolved Area of Noncompliance

6 Grantee Designation Financial Assistance - Period of Five Years Review Panel

7 Funding Allocation Formula On-going Base Funding Level If Increases: –2½-3% (T/TA activities) –COLA – CPIU –AI/AN and M/S (10M or 5%of increase) –Additional Funds

8 Monitoring Non-compliances Correction Period (120 days) Team Leader Interrater Reliability Checks

9 Target Population Homeless Children (Categorically Eligible) 35% (Up to 130% of the Poverty Line) Convert HS to EHS Slots 10% Disabilities – Waiver 3 yr. Members of the Uniformed Services Pay

10 Administration/Management/Governance Comprehensive Self Assessment Improvement Plan Procedures for On-going Monitoring Report Enrollment on a Monthly Basis Roles and Responsibilities (Board/PC)

11 Administration/Management/Governance Board composition –Accounting or Fiscal Management –Early Childhood Development –A Licensed Attorney –Exception - Elective Boards

12 Administration/Management/Governance Complete Accounting of Admin. Expenses Audit Mgmt. Letter and Audit Findings Publish Report on Program Operations “Non-Emergency Intrusive Physical Exam” Curricula (Scientifically Valid Research) Obligations of a Grantee to Delegate(s)

13 Staff Qualifications and Training Sept. 30, 2010 – All EHS Teachers CDA Standards (Home Visitors and Family Workers) October 1, All Teachers (AA) September 30, 2013 –50% of Teachers Nation-wide (BA) –100% of Education Coordinators (BA) –100% of Assistant Teachers (CDA)

14 Staff Qualifications and Training Progress Report on Meeting Requirements Waivers to Staffing Requirements Teachers - 15 Hours of Professional Dev. Teacher Repayment (Financial Assistance) Pro. Dev. Plan (All Full-Time Employees)

15 Studies Limited Eng. Proficient Children and Families Unmet Needs for AI/AN and M/S Farm Worker Children and Families Preparedness of Programs to Respond to Large Scale Natural Emergencies

16 Enrollment/Program Options HHS to Develop Rules/Policies –Operate a Locally Designed Model –Part-day, Part-year Slots to Full-day, Full-year Slots –Reduce Funded Enrollment

17 Standards/Measures The Program Performance Standards Provide Guidance on Scientifically-Based Measures

18 Collaboration/Coordination Local Educational Agencies MOU with Agency that Manages Publicly Funded Pre-school Programs Role of State Collab. Offices to be Expanded Governors to Establish a State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care

19 Centers of Excellence Establish Centers of Excellence Designate up to 200 Exemplary HS Agencies

20 Thanks to all of you for your time and attention. For more information about STG International please visit our website at: Pedro Arroyo Program Manager (404)


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