Using the ELOF to Inform Professional Development

Discover how to use the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) tools to plan professional development. Find ways to help staff in supporting children’s development and learning in the ELOF domains.

Head Start Health Services Competencies

These tools, for new and experienced staff, address science-informed practices for early childhood health staff. Each is indicative of an attitude, knowledge, or skill. Use this for professional development.

Professional Development

Excellence in early childhood education (ECE) programs is built on a workforce that promotes continuous program improvement.

Health Manager Network Tools

Health managers can use these tools when engaging their health manager networks. Find materials discussing the benefits of these networks, as well as other resources to use in your daily work.

Child Care Health Consultants

Child care health consultants are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings.

Pre-service Training/Orientation

Before or during the first three months of employment, training and orientation should detail health and safety issues for early care and education settings. All directors or program administrators and caregivers/teachers should document receipt of training.