Ask the President to Preserve Parent Engagement and Local Flexibility

The Final Performance Standards should preserve Parent and Family Engagement and local program design flexibility


Right now, the Final Head Start Performance Standards are being prepared for release. Now is the time to remind HHS how important local flexibility and parent and family engagement are in the Head Start model.

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Public Comments (1,688)
May 18th, 2017
JZLDxPrEeknq F. from Hailesboro, NY writes:
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Apr 26th, 2017
Jennifer P. from Humble, TX writes:
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It seems parent and family engagement is declining at a time when so many things around us are accelerating. Imagine how much as individuals and as a nation we all could excel if, instead, there was a rise in engagement.
Oct 21st, 2016
Michelle S. from Bastrop, TX signed.
Sep 20th, 2016
Tami J. from Houston, TX signed.
Sep 17th, 2016
Angela B. from Carbondale, IL writes:
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please protect and support the Head Start Association. We need this valuable community resource available for each generation!
Aug 14th, 2016
Roxana D. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Jul 29th, 2016
Olivia H. from Austin, TX writes:
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Parent engagement is very important to programs and children. Flexibility is also very important so that programs can ensure to get services to the children and families who need it the most.
Jul 27th, 2016
Lise S. from Eugene, OR writes:
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Flexibility is key as different states offer different child care subsidies and preschool opportunities, urban, suburban and rural communities have different needs , and individual communities have cultural, economic and educational needs. Parent, family and community engagement are the foundation of how we move the work we do forward in each child's life to improve outcomes.
Jul 20th, 2016
Jaliyah W. from Granite City, IL signed.
Jul 19th, 2016
Jason W. from Midvale, UT writes:
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As a current educator, I can't stress the importance of parent engagement and local flexibility enough.