These training resources offer Head Start leaders the skills, strategies, and knowledge they need to implement successful, responsive programs.
Thoughtful planning is critical to successful programming. The Program Planning Cycle graphic illustrates how the required Head Start management systems are inter-related parts of a predictable planning process.
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.
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 to consider ways that the function of leadership is different from other work you do and identify opportunities to lead, regardless of the position you hold in your organization.
This Head Start A to Z session offers leaders the opportunity to become familiar with the underlying tenets of Head Start. It affirms the solid foundation on which Head Start was built. During this session, leaders are asked to reflect on the programs for which they provide leadership. Consider the extent to which the core values of Head Start are evidenced in the daily operations.
Strengthening Connections Across the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework's Program Foundations
In this webinar, we looked closely at how programs can connect the PFCE Framework's program foundations. These foundations include Program Leadership, Continuous Program Improvement, and Professional Development. View the webinar to find out how your Head Start or Early Head Start program can use these foundations to promote family engagement and child outcomes.
Management Matters is a series of informational videos and interactive learning modules developed by the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO).
Watch this presentation that explores how a coordinated approach is implemented for each of the four areas listed in the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
The Office of Head Start National Centers have produced this series of papers to support programs in developing and implementing their planning systems. The papers may be useful to Head Start leaders and management teams, including governing body and Policy Council members.
PDF for entire Foundations for Excellence: Planning in Head Start booklet.