Program Planning and Service System Design

In this Head Start A to Z, 2.0 training module, learn what Head Start expects concerning program planning and service system design. Discover the skills needed to lead teams through the planning and design processes. 

Standards in Action

Explore these vignettes to learn how programs can implement specific Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS).

Learning for New Leaders: Head Start A to Z

Learning for New Leaders: Head Start A to Z is a collection of sessions and resources designed to address the unique needs of new Head Start and Early Head Start leaders. New directors, managers, and other leaders may use these materials for individual professional development. They also can be used in face-to-face group and distance learning settings to orient and support new directors and managers.

Management Systems

The Head Start Management Systems Wheel is a visual representation of the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems that are critical to high-quality service delivery.

Foundation I: Values, Regulations, and Decision-Making

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.

Bonding

A bond is a financial guarantee by a surety company that work will be completed as described in a contract. This resource can be used by program directors and their facilities planning teams to understand the relevant requirements for bonding. Most construction contractors are familiar with the process of obtaining surety bonds.

Lessons in Leadership: Lead, Learn, and Pass It On

This video and guide is part of a new series from the Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) specifically designed to support EHS leaders. The materials in the EHS Resources for Leaders Series are intended to align with materials from the five other Head Start National Centers.

Leadership

The changes and challenges facing Head Start leaders are complex. They do not have simple solutions and cannot be addressed by one individual. They require the talents, creativity, and leadership of everyone. This 3-part series on Leadership in Management Matters resource provide insight in leadership.