Comments on Proposed Changes to Head Start Service Duration Requirements

By Hannah Matthews and Shiva Sethi 

CLASP submitted these comments to the Federal Register on May 28, 2019 to express our opposition to proposed changes to Head Start duration requirements from the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). The proposed changes to the service duration requirements are unnecessary given the flexibility on this provision written into the 2016 final rule. Further, they serve to weaken the HSPPS and undermine momentum on investments in full-day and full-year operations.