Identify the duties and rules related to a Head Start program’s Policy Council, management staff, and governing body/Tribal Council.
The Governance Readiness Assessment helps organizations review their processes. Governing bodies can use it to assess their capacity to oversee and monitor a Head Start program.
This screener identifies ways to improve program governance and build leadership capacity. The accompanying form certifies that programs conducted the required screening.
Parent committees are allocated a specific amount from the Parent Activity Fund to develop and implement parent projects and activities. Grantee and delegate agencies will find this information useful when preparing their annual budgets.
This session provides a general overview of what program leaders need to know about Program Governance. Learn how to support governance and management personnel in working collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes.
This self-paced, interactive training module offers activities and life-like scenarios that governing body, Tribal Council, and Policy Council members can use to further develop their governance leadership skills.
Explore these resources to learn more about Head Start history, legal and fiscal responsibilities, and how to build an effective governance system.
The Head Start Management Systems Wheel is a visual representation of the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems that are critical to high-quality service delivery.
This tool uses real-life scenarios to support new governing body and Tribal Council members and program leaders. Learn about governance regulations, legal and fiscal responsibilities, systems and procedures.
Head Start leaders who implement strong governance systems often face important questions. When such questions arise, leaders should refer first to key Head Start policy and regulation.