Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Chapter II: Findings


Grantees that have been able to put together full-day options for families have had to break new ground in many places. They have had to revise the management of their programs, grapple with issues of program substance, explore new avenues for funding, and collaborate with other child service providers in ways that were not required when Head Start was paying the full cost of their programs. This chapter describes the program services, successes, and challenges faced by eight grantees that are providing full-day services to Head Start children. The chapter begins with a discussion of the common philosophies of the grantees and then goes on to describe (1) issues of program substance, (2) issues of funding, (3) issues of program management, and (4) issues of collaboration that are particular to the provision of full-day services.