UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM
The Program will utilized 50% of the allocation to improve the compensation and benefits of Head Start personnel as listed in Section 640(a)(5): to ensure adequate compensation to attract and retain staff; to improve staff qualifications and assist with career development; to ensure quality outcomes for children and families; provide education and professional development and to meet professional standards under 648A(a)(I). The remaining 50% of these funds will he used to improve the physical environment of 20 sites where the program provides services. Also, this funding wiIl be utilized to increase the weeks of services in order to assist parents with ongoing needs for quality educational services through the summer months. The extension of these services also assists Head Start employees with continued employment.