Head Start Information—Links to Information About Head Start
The Program Performance Standards can be accessed from the Head Start
Bureau’s main page.
The Head Start Program Performance Standards, the set of comprehensive
federal regulations that guide programming, require that programs address
transition as a part of their overall program plan. References to transition
can be found in the section 1304-Subpart B, Early Childhood Health and
Development and 1304 Subpart C, Family and Community Partnerships.
Head Start Act can also be accessed from the Head Start Bureau’s
main page under Legislation/Regulations/Policies.
Head Start Act
The Head Start Act is the federal legislation that guides programming.
References to transition can be found in several places in the Act but
are specifically included within Section 642. [42 U.S.C. 9837] through
642A. [42 U.S.C. 9837A]
Start Information and Publications Center
Head Start Training Guides—There are three available transition
manuals, including Effective Transition Practices: Facilitating Continuity,
Planning For Transitions, and Planning for Infant and Toddler
Start National Resource Center
The Head Start National Resource Center can be contacted for the Child
Outcomes Framework. (The Child Outcomes Framework can also
be located on the site of the Head Start Publications Information Center
Head Start National Resource Center
Transition in Head Start is seen as an important event that takes careful
planning for all ages. Contact the Early Head Start National Resource
Center for information about appropriate practices for the transition
of infants and toddlers.
Facts and Findings
are a series of articles related to the topic of transitions. Click on
the title to view each article. Additionally, links to other websites
containing transition information are provided in the Resources
section of the website.
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