Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Loss of Eligibility for Non-Head Start Funds


Other funding issues continue to hamper grantees in their ability to provide full-day services. Parental loss of eligibility for non-Head Start funding was a problem for all grantees. Receipt of full-day services is generally contingent upon parental employment status; parents must be working or in training to qualify for full-day services. When parents stop working or drop out of school, even temporarily, the children are no longer eligible for the funding that pays for the non-Head Start portion of the day. Grantees have developed different strategies to deal with this issue, but all feel that it is a continuing problem.