Discussions from Head Start Transporters
In our program, drivers carry information cards with all the people who are able to receive the child listed by the parents or gaurdians. If a person that the driver doesn't reconise wants to get the child off the bus, the driver will ask for the name and then check the information card. If the name is on there the driver will ask for an ID. If the name is not on the card the child will not be released to that person. Other info on the card will then be used to get the child to a safe drop-off.
I assume this group is well underway... any great ideas? We have a year-round EHS program and are always looking for ideas on safety education for infants and toddlers. Do other Head Starts have a "program" they are using?
Thanks Fran. Does anyone know of a good clearinghouse for the number of Head Start/Early Head Start children who are transported by yellow bus? That is aside from contacting all 2,800 or so Head Start agencies nationwide for a head count?