Options for Full-Day Services for Children Participating in Head Start . Tulare County Child Care Educational Program




The Tulare County Child Care Educational Program directly operates full-day, full-year services for 681 children, which at all times follows the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Approximately half of these children are funded by Head Start's Region IX or its Migrant Program Division; the other half are funded in full or in part by the California Department of Education. Regardless of funding source, the full-day children are served together in a primarily center-based program. Only Head Start migrant children are served in family homes. Program costs are split proportionally among the program's three funding sources, using the same collocated formula for each program expense. Program hours and parent involvement activities are structured flexibly to accommodate the difficult schedules of agricultural laborers.

  • Auspices: School system
  • Area served: Rural
  • Head Start funded enrollment: 1,396
  • Head Start full-day enrollment: 515
  • Full-day care provider: Grantee agency
  • Non-Head Start funding source: State General Child Care, parent fees