Head Start Tip Sheets for Grantee Planning

Use these tip sheets to find ways to support grantee planning. Explore what to consider when implementing systems, policies, and practices around topics from developmental screening to home-based programs and more. 

Using Data to Inform Teaching

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video and learn how to use assessment data to inform and adjust your teaching practice.

Family Engagement and Ongoing Child Assessment

The partnership between parents and staff is fundamental to children's current and future success in school readiness and beyond. Discover how programs can share information with families about children's learning and progress toward school readiness outcomes.

Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Observation

These are tools for learning about a child. They provide information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a picture of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process which provides information about development over time. Observation, watching a child in order to learn about her, is a part of assessment. When there is a concern about a child's development, early intervention providers do an evaluation.

Children with Disabilities

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video, which describes how to use ongoing assessment data when teaching children with disabilities.

Administrative Support

This in-service suite describes ways in which administrators can support teaching staff in conducting ongoing assessment of child progress.

Using Checklists

This in-service suite shows simple ways teachers can develop and use checklists to collect data on child progress.