Program Governance in Head Start

Identify the duties and rules related to a Head Start program’s Policy Council, management staff, and governing body/Tribal Council.

Translation of Captions into Spanish

For captioning in Spanish, follow the guidelines for captioning video and audio files in English. However, here are some additional guidelines for Spanish content.

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below to learn more about motivational interviewing and how it can benefit Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Building Partnerships with Families Series

The goal of parent and family engagement is to work with families to build strong and effective partnerships. Explore these three resources to learn ways to strengthen relationships with families.

Plain Language Requirements

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires that federal agencies use "clear government communication that the public can understand and use." The goal is to write content for the broadest audience that helps users quickly find what they need and understand what they find.

E-blast Dissemination Lists

Learn about the Office of Head Start (OHS) and the Office of Child Care (OCC) eblast dissemination lists. The selection of E-blast lists must be pre-approved by the OHS, OCC, or National Center's federal project officer (FPO).

Forecasting T/TA Events and Resources

The Office of Head Start (OHS) requires National Centers and others who post to the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) to fill out smartsheet forecasts for upcoming resources and events: Resources and All Events. These training and technical assistance (T/TA) forecasts are shared with federal staff, other National Centers, and the early childhood field in various ways.

Media Release Form

Read this guideline to know when use of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) Media Release Form is required.

PowerPoint Presentations

Follow the specifications below when submitting PowerPoint presentations to the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) for processing.

Submission Form

National Centers and others who produce content for the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) are required to complete a Submission Form. It helps to ensure all pertinent information is included with each piece of content sent to the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) for processing.