New Regulations for Head Start

By Andrew Pillow

More and more children are attending head start programs, coinciding with the push for more early childhood education.

The Administration for Children and Families released the final copy of the Head Start Performance Standards. The performance standards suggest many new ideas for head start programs.

Some of the changes include:

  • Increases in the number of hours
  • Changes in curriculum
  • Changes around teacher development
  • Increased use of data

This reflects a broader effort to regulate head start programs around the country. The new changes are expected to cost around 1 billion to implement every year.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.