New Head Start Performance Standards (fall 2016)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) announced in the Federal Register the first comprehensive revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) since their original release in 1975. The publication of this regulation marks an important milestone in the history of the Head Start program. The new standards build upon 50 years of leadership in comprehensive early childhood services and will further raise the quality of Head Start programs. The new HSPPS are streamlined, simplified, and reorganized to improve clarity and transparency to support high-quality program delivery and minimize administrative burden.