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[121 STAT. 1386]
[121 STAT. 1386]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1386

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

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made through the use of culturally and linguistically appropriate instructional services; ‘‘(C) administrative and financial management standards; ‘‘(D) standards relating to the condition and location of facilities (including indoor air quality assessment standards, where appropriate) for such agencies, and programs, including regulations that require that the facilities used by Head Start agencies (including Early Head Start agencies and any delegate agencies) for regularly scheduled center-based and combination program option classroom activities— ‘‘(i) shall meet or exceed State and local requirements concerning licensing for such facilities; and ‘‘(ii) shall be accessible by State and local authorities for purposes of monitoring and ensuring compliance, unless State or local laws prohibit such access; and ‘‘(E) such other standards as the Secretary finds to be appropriate. ‘‘(2) CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING STANDARDS.—In developing any modifications to standards required under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall— ‘‘(A) consult with experts in the fields of child development, early childhood education, child health care, family services (including linguistically and culturally appropriate services to non-English speaking children and their families), administration, and financial management, and with persons with experience in the operation of Head Start programs; ‘‘(B) take into consideration— ‘‘(i) past experience with use of the standards in effect under this subchapter on the date of enactment of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007; ‘‘(ii) changes over the period since October 27, 1998, in the circumstances and problems typically facing children and families served by Head Start agencies; ‘‘(iii) recommendations from the study on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children by the National Academy of Sciences, consistent with section 649(j); ‘‘(iv) developments concerning research-based practices with respect to early childhood education and development, children with disabilities, homeless children, children in foster care, and family services, and best practices with respect to program administration and financial management; ‘‘(v) projected needs of an expanding Head Start program; ‘‘(vi) guidelines and standards that promote child health services and physical development, including participation in outdoor activity that supports children’s motor development and overall health and nutrition;

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