Community and self-assessment systems highlight the two starting points for the program planning process. Community assessment is the initial focus on external factors for new and existing programs, ensuring they are providing the right services to the right population. Self-assessment, with its focus on internal factors like ongoing monitoring data, supports the continuous quality improvement process which occurs annually.
This link provides ordering information for a DVD that discusses common breastfeeding challenges and solutions. Health and nutrition coordinators, program staff, and families learn how working together may help mothers overcome breastfeeding barriers like breastfeeding in public, cultural barriers, and pain from breastfeeding.
This fact sheet contains the Head Start Act of 2007 and former Head Start Program Performance Standards related to Program Governance training requirements.