UnidosUS comments on the “Supporting the Head Start Workforce and Consistent Quality Programming” proposed rule

Congressional Letter

Head Start Teacher with students

UnidosUS submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services “Supporting the Head Start Workforce and Consistent Quality Programming” proposed rule.

The letter expresses strong support for increasing compensation for Head Start staff, while urging Congress to allocate more funding. The letter suggests prioritizing infants and toddlers within Head Start, addressing mental health holistically, providing information on child development to expecting families, and clarifying professional development requirements to include home visitors and family engagement staff. UnidosUS also supports adjusting for housing costs in eligibility determinations, addressing transportation obstacles and expanding eligibility for migrant families. Overall, UnidosUS offers recommendations to strengthen supports for the diverse Head Start workforce and families to provide high-quality early learning experiences that will help Latino children thrive.


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