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.
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.
Explore staff development focused on gaining knowledge and skills related to job performance in early childhood education (ECE) programs. The Office of Head Start requires a minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development per year.
New Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Webinar
On Feb. 10, 2015, the Office of Head Start (OHS) held a webinar to discuss the new uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards. These requirements went into effect Dec. 26, 2014. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), OHS recently published interim final rules to implement the new fiscal requirements. All Head Start grantees are now required to use Standard Form (SF) 429 Real Property Status Report and its attachments.
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.