Did you know the time you spend doing educational activities at home with your child
​helps to fund Head Start? 

Did you know the time you spend doing educational activities at home with your child
​helps to fund Head Start? Did you know the time you spend doing educational activities at home with your child
​helps to fund Head Start? 

Caring Child

Head Start receives funds from the federal government to serve children and families. A requirement of this funding is that we must “match” 20% of the funding with donations of time, supplies, or local funding. So the time you and your child spend at home on the educational activities that enhance your child’s learning, can be counted toward this required match. We call this In-Kind (meaning donated time). 
 
Below are In-Kind Activity Sheets which we ask you to use to track the time you spend at home on educational activities with your child. Also below are calendar pages of possible In Kind Activities along with examples of In-Kind. Your child’s teacher will also supply you with ideas for In-Kind Activities. 

September 
Activity Calendar

WHAT IS IN-KIND?


In-Kind is donated time, space, supplies or services provided to our program at no cost. Goods and services normally free of charge do not qualify as In-Kind.




WHY IS IN-KIND IMPORTANT?


HEADSTART FUNDS come directly from the federal government. However, they do not provide all the funds needed to operate our program. They expect that 20% of our funds come from “in-kind donations” of time, space, or materials that the program would otherwise purchase.




HOW IS VOLUNTEER TIME VALUED?


VOLUNTEER TIME is “valued” at the rate the program would have to pay for the services. For example, a dollar amound for a parent helping in the classroom would be assigned at a rate equal to that of the teacher. The dollar amounts for time, space, and materials are totaled to reach our required match.





Examples of In-Kind

WHAT IS IN-KIND?


In-Kind is donated time, space, supplies or services provided to our program at no cost. Goods and services normally free of charge do not qualify as In-Kind.




WHY IS IN-KIND IMPORTANT?


HEADSTART FUNDS come directly from the federal government. However, they do not provide all the funds needed to operate our program. They expect that 20% of our funds come from “in-kind donations” of time, space, or materials that the program would otherwise purchase.




HOW IS VOLUNTEER TIME VALUED?


VOLUNTEER TIME is “valued” at the rate the program would have to pay for the services. For example, a dollar amound for a parent helping in the classroom would be assigned at a rate equal to that of the teacher. The dollar amounts for time, space, and materials are totaled to reach our required match.