Contractor Vs. Subrecipient

Review the requirements for determining whether the partner of a Head Start grantee is a contractor or subrecipient.

Early Childhood Education

Head Start programs must ensure teachers and relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment. They also must promote children's healthy growth and development in ways that align with school readiness goals.

Health

The quality of health services depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience of program staff and consultants.  Goal of the professional development resources is to support Health Managers as they work with program staff and partners to strengthen health systems and services.

Early Learning Domains

Education managers and other professional development staff can use the training resources below to help teachers and caregivers enhance children's learning across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.

Head Start Logo

The appropriate use of the Head Start name and logo maintains high public trust in the program. Authorized users must follow these instructions to use them. The name "Head Start" and logo are protected by trademark.

Office of Head Start (OHS)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) administers grant funding and oversight to the agencies that provide Head Start services. OHS also provides federal policy direction and a training and technical assistance (T/TA) system to assist grantees in providing comprehensive services to eligible young children and their families.

Designation Renewal System

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as required by Congress, established the Designation Renewal System (DRS) to determine whether Head Start and Early Head Start agencies deliver high-quality and comprehensive services to the families they serve.

The Head Start Eligibility Final Rule Webinar

The eligibility final rule became effective March 12, 2015. The Office of Head Start (OHS) hosted a webinar for grantees to review this rule. It served as a refresher around OHS requirements regarding the determination and documentation of a family’s eligibility for Head Start services.