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Health Care for Every Child in Head Start

Two places in the Head Start Performance Standards that talk about guiding families with health insurance and Healthcare: 1302.42 Child health status and care. (a) Source of health care. (1) A program, within 30 calendar days after the child first attends the program or, for the home-based program option, receives a home visit, must consult…

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How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Head Start Programs?

The Columbus Dispatch published an editorial yesterday titled “Health Start Has a Health Worry.” In the editorial, the author claims that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will increase costs for a variety of government-funded programs for low-income families (Head Start among them), ultimately leading to layoffs. Despite the obvious political agenda of the editorial itself,…

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