Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

POLICY:

To deliver the full range of services, consistent with §1302.20 b, through visits with the child’s parents, primarily in the child’s home and through group socialization opportunities in a Head Start classroom, community facility, home, or on field trips.

PROCEDURES:

The Head Start Home Based option will only be used to deliver services to a portion of the program’s enrolled children.

 

The Early Head Start Home Based option will be used to deliver services to all EHS enrolled children.

 

Head Start:

  • The program will maintain an average caseload of 10 to 12 families per Head Start Home Visitor with a maximum of 12 families for any individual Head Start Home Visitor.
  • The program will provide one home visit, per week, per family that lasts at least an hour and a half.
  • The program will provide a minimum of 32 visits per year per family.
  • The program will provide a minimum of 16 group socialization activities distributed over the course of the program year.

 

Early Head Start:

  • The program will maintain an average caseload of 11 families (including one prenatal) per EHS home visitor.
  • The program will provide 1 home visit per week per family that lasts at least an hour and a half for enrolled participants.
  • The program will provide at least one home visit per month for prenatal moms in accordance with their prenatal plan.
  • The program will provide a minimum of 46 visits per year per family.
  • The program will provide a minimum 22 group socialization activities distributed over the course of the program year.

HS/EHS home visitors will make up planned home visits or scheduled group socialization activities that were canceled.

 

HS/EHS home visitors will not replace home visits or scheduled group socialization activities for medical or social service appointments for the purpose of meeting the minimum requirements.

 

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.22 and 1302.47
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Effective Date:   8/7/17 Revision Date:    
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: