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PUBLIC LAW 102-586—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5035 (1) to promote continued access for Head Start and other early chil&ood staff to the Child Development Associate credential; (2) to increase the ability of Head Start staff to address the problems facing Head Start families; (3) to create a systematic approach to training, thereby improving the quality of Head Start instruction and using training funds more efficiently and effectively; and (4) to allow the use of training funds for creative approaches to learning for children. (b) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING, AND STAFF QUALIFICA- TIONS. —Section 648 of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9843) is amended— (1) in subsection (a) by striking "(2) training^ and all that follows through the end of the subsection and inserting "(2) training for specialized or other personnel needed in connection with Head Start programs, including funds from programs authorized under this subchapter to support an organization to administer a centredized child development and national assessment program leading to recognized credentials for personnel working in early childhood development and child care programs, training for personnel providing services to non- English language background children, training for personnel in helping children cope with community violence, and resource access projects for personnel working with disabled children."; and (2) 1^ adding at the end the following new subsections: "(c) The Secretary shall— "(1) develop a systematic approach to training Head Start personnel, including— "(A) specific goals and objectives for program improvement and continiiing professional development; "(B) a process for continuing input from the Head Start community; and "(C) a strategy for delivering training and technical assistance; and "(2) report on the approach developed under paragraph Reports. (1) to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of uie Senate and the Committee on Education and Labor of the Hoiise of Representatives, "(d) The Secretary may provide, either directly or through frantis to public or private nonprofit entities, training for Head tart personnel in the use of the performing and visual arts and interactive programs using electromc media to enhance the learning experience of Head Start children.". SEC. 8. AMENDMENTS TO CHILD CABE AND DEVELOPBfENT BLOCK GRANT ACT. (a) SPENDING OF FUNDS BY STATES.— Section 658J(c) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act Amendments of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 9858h(c)) is amended— (1) by striking "obligated" and inserting "expended"; and (2) by striking "succeeding fiscal year" and inserting "succeeding 3fiscalyears". (b) PAYMENTS EXCLUDED FROM INCOME.— The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act Amendments of 1992 (42 U.S.C.