The security and safety of children, families and staff require that any person defined as a Volunteer, participating in Head Start activities during operational periods meet certain criteria, including background checks, orientation and training. Volunteer opportunities exist primarily in the classroom and child centered activities with limited opportunities for family service administrative and operational activities. Other individuals who visit the program classrooms and/or administrative offices must have prior management approval to do so. Volunteers and Visitors are not allowed to have unsupervised contact with children in the program (see definition below for details)
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45 CFR Section1304.40 (d) and 1304.52 (k)
Policy Council approved April 10, 2012, edited/updated 09/2012
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