Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of low-income preschool-aged children, including children on federally recognized Indian reservations and children of migratory farm workers, through the comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. Head Start programs are not required to provide transportation, but programs that do offer it are required to comply with federal and state regulations. This National RTAP technical brief, Head Start Program Transportation in Rural Areas, helps rural and tribal transit programs to understand those requirements, and provides best practices for providing safe and customer-focused Head Start transportation.
The content is broken up into three...
The National RTAP START Safety Training and Rural Transit Training Module offers information for training new drivers or for refresher training for experienced drivers. The course consists of three training sections:
The written content was updated in October 2015. A section on Securing Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters was added to START in February 2018.
The module includes a computer disc with training videos; a PowerPoint presentation and instructor materials; and a Flash version of the eLearning START module. DVDs with videos that can be viewed on television DVD players are also available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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