Program Planning and Service System Design

Program Planning and Service System Design support the program planning function, which guides all programs in their five-year grant. Planning systems occur in a continuous cycle, and involve key members of the Head Start community. The outcome of this cycle is the creation of achievable goals and short-term program and fiscal objectives.

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.

Leader’s Role in Data

Explore the leader’s role in pulling together a variety of data sources to tell a program’s story.

Conducting Effective Meetings

Meetings are an important aspect to establishing communication within and across groups, making decisions, and planning actions. Program directors and staff can use this resource to conduct effective meetings.

Hazard Mapping Instructions for Grantees

Hazard mapping is a process that Head Start programs can use after an injury occurs. It helps to: 1) identify location(s) for high risk of injury; 2) pinpoint systems and services that need to be strengthened; 3) develop a corrective action plan; and 4) incorporate safety and injury prevention into ongoing monitoring activities. Hazard mapping is employed effectively in emergency preparedness planning related to natural disasters. It also is used to isolate locations of disease outbreaks and determine where prevention efforts are most needed.