Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD)

03/07/1995

HEAD START

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

JOHN BANCROFT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Puget Sound ESD offers several models of full-day services for Head Start children, the most fully developed of which is their family child care model. Puget Sound subcontractors offering center-based full-day services include a local YWCA operating in a transitional housing project, a community college, and a Comprehensive Child Development Program. In the fall of 1994, the group will expand to include a local school district program. All full-day programs meet Head Start Performance Standards all of the day, and each full-day program uses a state child care subsidy as well as Head Start funding to be financially viable; some sites use other funding sources as well.

  • Auspices: School system
  • Area served: Urban/Suburban/Rural
  • Head Start funded enrollment: 1,026
  • Head Start full-day enrollment: 103
  • Full-day care providers: Contracted centers and family child care homes
  • Non-Head Start funding sources: State child care subsidy (SSBG, AFDC/JOBS, Child Protective Services, Child Welfare Services Child Care)