How COVID Relief Funds Can Support Head Start Parents

A Spotlight Exclusive suggests the time is right for Head Start to focus on parents’ economic mobility with “equal intensity” as it directs toward its child development goals. The authors suggest that specialized staff training can increase staff comfort with setting goals relevant to parent mobility, instead of just child development. Pointing to evidence-based workforce development programs, the authors note that intensive education and career service options for parents should be sustained and intensive. They also acknowledge that weaving these offerings more strongly into existing Head Start settings will be difficult but suggest recent federal investments in Head Start provide unprecedented opportunities to support truly two-generation outcomes. #education #workforce #2-Gen

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