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Determining Program Structure


NOCAC operates program options that meet the needs of children and families based on the community needs assessment.



The program determines after review of the community assessment which options will better meet child and family needs.

Classes are determined when final enrollment is reached considering where the families are located within the service area.

The Head Start program offers, Full Day/Full Year center based, 3 ½ hour Half Day center based, and Home-based options.

The EHS program offers the ome-based option.

After determining the options a staffing chart is developed that displays the county, center, option and staff needed to operate the options.

The staffing chart is shared with the policy council and the NOCAC board annually for approval.

Comprehensive Services

All program options deliver the full range of services as described in subparts C, D, E, F, and

G of the Head Start Performance Standards.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.20; Act 645 a 5 A-D
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   11/30/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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