Office of Head Start Summit
On the Road to School Readiness
The Office of Head Start Summit: On the Road to School Readiness was held on February 15-17, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. The Summit provided Head Start leaders, including directors and education managers, with information, tools, and strategies to promote program quality and positive child outcomes. A goal of the Summit is to ensure that programs can identify where they are, where they may need to go, and how they will get to school readiness goals for preschool children.
Materials from the Summit are useful to Head Start leaders who attended and those that could not. The PowerPoints from the Plenary sessions provide useful information from experts in the field and grantees describing their ongoing work to achieve school readiness goals. The GPS Planner (Grantee Positioning System) is designed to help participants record the key points, reflect on the status of their program and plan for next steps. The GPS Planner also includes some key elements of the current Monitoring Protocol as well as a Grantee Action Plan template for recording actions needed, key personnel required, and timelines. (Available in English and Spanish).
PowerPoints from Plenary sessions are now available.
Plenary 1: Setting School Readiness Goals
- Yvette Sanchez Fuentes [PDF, 2.65MB]
Plenary 2: School Readiness Goals and Alignment
Plenary 3: Teaching and Learning: The Critical Roles of Curriculum, Ongoing Assessment, and Instruction
Plenary 4: Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning
Plenary 5: Using Data to Inform Program Self-Assessment and Program Improvement
OHS Summit: On the Road to School Readiness. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2011. English.
Last Reviewed: May 2011
Last Updated: April 11, 2013