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FIELD TRIPS AND CENTER ACTIVITY FUNDS ****************. Presented by Rebecca Ramirez, J.D., M.H.A. Associate Director for Operations SPCAA Head Start & Early Head Start October 10, 2009. Associate Director for Operations.

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field trips and center activity funds


Presented by Rebecca Ramirez, J.D., M.H.A.

Associate Director for Operations

SPCAA Head Start & Early Head Start

October 10, 2009

associate director for operations
Associate Director for Operations
  • Oversees the daily operations and staff of partner sites and grantee centers
  • Rebecca Ramirez, J.D., M.H.A.
  • 2127 34th St., Lubbock, Texas 79411
    • 806-762-8815 (office)
  • 410 Houston, Levelland, Texas 79336
    • 806-894-8708 (office)
  • 806-893-3166 (cell)
center activity funds
Center Activity Funds
  • Program supports field trip experiences by providing Center Activity Funds to pay for admission fees, special materials, and other related expenses.
  • Center Activity Funds may only be used for experiences that provide a learning experience and meet a developmental need.
field trips
Field Trips
  • At least 2 field trip experiences per year are recommended and more are allowed based on available resources.
  • Field trip transportation is secondary to daily child transportation.
  • Historically, there are times in the year when there is a high demand for field trip transportation.
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Center Activity Funds
  • If the field trip requires the use of Center Activity funds, the SPCAA HS and EHS Policy Council must give prior approval.
  • The SPCAA Policy Council meets monthly and information requiring their approval is provided one week prior to the meeting (online or hard copy may be printed at local center or requested by member).
  • The current allotment of funds is $10 per each enrolled Head Start child from August-February and $5 per each enrolled Head Start child from March-May.
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Field Trips & Center Activity Funds Cont…
  • Funds do not carryover. Thus, if funds are not utilized, they will be lost (e.g., $10 amount is not used by February, it does not carry over to March).
  • Parents and staff provide suggestions for field trips during Parent Committee meetings.
  • The local Parent Committee will consider all ideas and must give prior approval to all field trips. Due to the deadline of the PC information release, please plan ahead!

Source: 45 CFR 1304.40 & 1304.50 – Code of Federal Regulations –

Head Start Program Performance Standards

field trip sites and dates
Field Trip Sites and Dates
  • The Parent Committee should also approve alternate field trips sites or dates.
  • When selecting a site or activity, please remember that field trips cannot include animals, such as a petting zoo, and any materials purchased have to be used in the learning experience of the children.
center activity funds requests forms
Center Activity Funds Requests Forms
  • Submissions are due to the Associate Director for Operations by the Wednesday of the information release week.
  • Submissions must include a copy of the parent meeting minutes and signatures of the Parent Committee Chair and Team Leader or Center Director.
  • Should the field trip/funds be denied, the Team Leader or Center Director and FSW will be notified and an explanation will be provided by the Associate Director for Operations.

Coming together is a beginning,Keeping together is progress,Working together is success… Henry Ford