IM 11-03 Statutory Degree and Credentialing Requirements – Head Start


The purpose of this Information Memorandum IM is to remind programs of the current requirements for Early Head Start center-based teachers [Sec. 645Ah], as well as the requirements taking effect October 1, 2011, for preschool Head Start classroom teachers. Grantees must make every effort to reach and sustain compliance with the requirements for center-based teaching staff, hiring qualified staff in accordance with the Head Start Act of 2007 [Sec. 648Aa3B].

This IM builds upon two previous IMs on the subject of center-based teaching staff qualifications affecting Head Start and Early Head Start programs: ACF-IM-HS-08-12 issued on August 19, 2008, and ACF-IM-HS-10-06 issued on October 27, 2010.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

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