Management Systems

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.

Why a Technology Plan?

Technology planning is a process that takes time and resources to understand what is appropriate for staff and the organization. Program directors and their management staff can use this resource to further their understanding of the reasons why technology planning is important.

Working with Technology Consultants

Nonprofits often get by with versatile staff members willing to tackle new challenges and a lot of help from reliable volunteers. But sometimes you need a level of expertise or experience only a consultant can offer. This is especially true when dealing with technology and data systems. 

The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation, Second Edition

Learn how to assess program performance, measure impacts on families, and document program successes. Directors and staff discover the meaning of program evaluation and how it can be used to develop strategies to better serve families in their community. Includes a sample final evaluation report outline and a glossary of terms.

Technology Organizational Assessment Worksheet

Technology planning is a process that takes time and resources to understand what is appropriate for staff and the organization. Program directors and their management staff can use this worksheet to assess the overall status of their organization's use of technology.

Word Processing Software Assessment Worksheet

Technology planning is a process that takes time and resources to understand what is appropriate for staff and the organization. Program directors and their management staff can use this worksheet to assess their word processing software needs.

Management Matters

Management Matters is a series of informational videos and interactive learning modules developed by the National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO). Each 15- to 20-minute presentation focuses on an aspect of program management or fiscal operations valuable to a busy Head Start leader. We've provided the full presentation and resource materials below, along with a PowerPoint file with notes for leaders who wish to present the material to others. Take a short break from your daily routine to listen, watch, and learn about an important management matter.

What Do Bylaws Do or Accomplish?

Bylaws provide policy groups and governing bodies with a document that establishes a framework through which functions and operations are carried out. This resource can be used by program directors, Policy Council members, and governing body members to further their understanding of the importance of bylaws.

Accounting Software Assessment Worksheet

Accounting software can help your organization plan for and keep track of its budget. Program directors and their management staff can use this resource to assess their accounting software needs as part of their overall technology planning.

Lessons in Leadership: Lead, Learn, and Pass It On

This video and guide is part of a new series from the Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) specifically designed to support EHS leaders. The materials in the EHS Resources for Leaders Series are intended to align with materials from the five other Head Start National Centers.