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Policy

Head Start of Lane County will ensure that any parent, whose primary language is other than English, will receive services or material in their primary language, to the extent it is feasible.

Procedure

  1. Parents will inform Head Start staff of their primary language through the Head Start eligibility application. Head Start staff will obtain necessary support in order to communicate with parents in their primary language.
  2. For Spanish, Head Start of Lane County interpreters and/or bilingual staff will be used as interpreters/translators. For languages other than Spanish, the program will arrange for appropriate interpretation services at no cost to the parent. Parents will have the option to use an adult family member or a friend as a volunteer to help interpret material or translate.

Policy Council approved August 19, 2009