Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Staff Training

03/07/1995

Once a year, at the beginning of September, the program closes for two days in order to allow everyone to attend intensive preservice training. While the program is operating, monthly in-service training sessions are offered for all of the grantee's classroom staff. The full-day staff rotate in terms of who attends each monthly training session; the one who attends spends naptime explaining the training content to the one who remains behind. Usually, the floating aide can relieve the attendee from one class and the family service worker assigned to the Job Corps center can relieve the attendee in the other class so that two teachers can attend each training.