45 CFR 1306.3 - Definitions.
(a) Center-based program option means Head Start services provided to children primarily in classroom settings.
(b) Combination program option means Head Start services provided to children in both a center setting and through intensive work with the child's parents and family at home.
(c) Days of operation means the planned days during which children will be receiving direct Head Start component services in a classroom, on a field trip or on trips for health-related activities, in group socialization or when parents are receiving a home visit.
(d) Double session variation means a variation of the center-based program option that operates with one teacher who works with one group of children in a morning session and a different group of children in an afternoon session.
(e) Full-day variation means a variation of the center-based program option in which program operations continue for longer than six hours per day.
(f) Group socialization activities means the sessions in which children and parents enrolled in the home-based or combination program option interact with other home-based or combination children and parents in a Head Start classroom, community facility, home, or on a field trip.
(g) Head Start class means a group of children supervised and taught by two paid staff members (a teacher and a teacher aide or two teachers) and, where possible, a volunteer.
(h) Head Start parent means a Head Start child's mother or father, other family member who is a primary caregiver, foster parent, guardian or the person with whom the child has been placed for purposes of adoption pending a final adoption decree.
(i) Head Start program is one operated by a Head Start grantee or delegate agency.
(j) Home-based program option means Head Start services provided to children, primarily in the child's home, through intensive work with the child's parents and family as the primary factor in the growth and development of the child.
(k) Home visits means the visits made to a child's home by the class teacher in a center-based program option, or home visitors in a home-based program option, for the purpose of assisting parents in fostering the growth and development of their child.
(l) Hours of operation means the planned hours per day during which children and families will be receiving direct Head Start component services in a classroom, on a field trip, while receiving medical or dental services, or during a home visit or group socialization activity. Hours of operation do not include travel time to and from the center at the beginning and end of a session.
(m) Parent-teacher conference means the meeting held at the Head Start center between the child's teacher and the child's parents during which the child's progress and accomplishments are discussed.
(n) Family child care is care and education provided to children in a private home or other family-like setting. Head Start family child care means Head Start and Early Head Start comprehensive services provided to a small group of children through their enrollment in family child care.
(o) Family child care program option means Head Start and Early Head Start and child care services provided to children receiving child care primarily in the home of a family child care provider or other family-like setting, such as space in a public housing complex which has been licensed by the state and set aside specifically for the provision of or purpose of providing family child care.
(p) Family child care provider means the provider of Early Head Start or Head Start services in his or her place of residence or in another family-like setting.