Resources for Leadership

Head Start leaders face changes and challenges in delivering high-quality early education and services to young children and their families. Find resources on this page that provide opportunities to learn about leadership.

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.

Data & Ongoing Monitoring

The Head Start Program Performance Standards prescribe the management of program data and support its availability, usability, integrity, and security. A program must establish procedures on data management, and through ongoing assessment, use data to effectively oversee progress toward addressing program needs, evaluate compliance, and successfully achieve program goals.

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).

Learning for New Leaders: Head Start A to Z

Learning for New Leaders: Head Start A to Z is a collection of sessions and resources designed to address the unique needs of new Head Start and Early Head Start leaders. New directors, managers, and other leaders may use these materials for individual professional development. They also can be used in face-to-face group and distance learning settings to orient and support new directors and managers.

What Is Leadership

This Management Matters presentation and the reflection questions that accompany it are designed to help directors, governing body and Policy Council members, managers, and staff members:

  • Consider ways that the function of leadership is different from other work you do
  • Identify opportunities to lead, regardless of the position you hold in your organization

Working as a Team for Better Fiscal and Program Outcomes

This is a Management Matters Introductory session on effective fiscal management in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Find out why teamwork between program and fiscal leaders is essential for effective fiscal management. You will also learn practical steps for building and strengthening that partnership.

Introduction

Management Matters is a series of informational videos and interactive learning modules developed by the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO).