Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Program Staffing


Each of the two classrooms has a full-time teacher, a full- time aide, and a half-time aide (who "floats" between the two classes). Staff members stagger their starting and ending times to cover the full hours of the day. The floating aide makes sure everyone has a break during the day. Planning, recordkeeping, and journal writing occur mostly during naptime, when the teacher retreats to her corner desk and the aide watches over the children. The floating aide can replace a teacher who needs to conduct a home visit.