Third-Party Mobile Applications (Apps): Build Requirements and Guidelines

Use the guidelines below when developing an app for the Office of Head Start (OHS). Review OHS build requirements and best practices for app analytics. Learn more about phases of development and the roles of Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) teams, including the Technical Team, Quality Assurance (QA), and the product manager. Explore step-by-step process flows for the build and release of Apple (iOS) and Android apps.

Webinars and Webcasts

A "webcast" refers to information shared with a large audience via the Internet. It may be a simple audio stream or include visual aids such as slides, recorded video clips, or live demonstrations. A "webinar" expands the basic webcast into an interactive format. It attempts to mimic the benefits of attending a live seminar with audience questions, polls and surveys.

Promotional Language

Review tips and examples for writing standardized yet engaging brief descriptions, or “teasers.” Teasers are used for event and resource promotion on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and in training and technical assistance (T/TA) smartsheet forecasts.

Fonts

The fonts, styles, colors, and sizes for the website are listed on this page.

Colors

The colors used for the Head Start and National Center logos are outlined here.

National Center Logos

Here are the logos for each of the Early Childhood National Centers. They may not be altered or used without permission. To obtain high resolution copies of these logos, select the Download Logo Pack buttons on this page. The .zip files contain logos for both print and web media. Center-specific logo colors may be found in the Colors page.

Head Start Logo Guidelines

The Office of Head Start (OHS) permits Head Start grantees and delegate agencies to use the Head Start logo in their local communities for recruitment and communications with families. This logo, two stacked blocks with red strips and a white arrow, represents both Head Start and Early Head Start programs. 

Use of Head Start logo by Head Start programs does not require prior approval. Authorized users must follow approved rules of style and format. Moreover, they cannot use this logo in any manner that might imply to the public an endorsement of an organization or any of its product offerings by OHS or the federal government.

Goals and Outreach

Social media is a powerful outreach tool for Head Start. National Centers are welcome to use Office of Head Start (OHS) social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter). Use this guide to develop effective posts and ensure a smooth approval process.