In my county Head Start *IS NOT* run by the local school system. It is a gov't entity on its own, operated with no oversight by the public schools. In the case of my county, this is not good because the teachers for the Head Start are not required to be teachers - in fact some of the very parents of the 'at risk' kids are the assistants and teachers. Only the Lead teacher of Head Start is required to have an undergrad degree.
Is this unique to my county or is it the same elsewhere?
Last time I had any reason too know anything about Head Start in my county tells me it is the same as in your county.
That’s the way it is here in Oklahoma. The mothers of the at-risk students are the “teachers” and assistants.
I don’t know about head start but we do have lottery-funded Pre-K which is excellent and Babies Can’t Wait for children with development disorders like Downs Syndrome.
All pre-k teachers in GA are certified in Early Childhood Ed. and teach basically the same schedule as their elementary counterparts.
Sorry if this is not helpful.
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