Health Manager Network Tools

Health managers can use these tools when engaging their health manager networks. Find materials discussing the benefits of these networks, as well as other resources to use in your daily work.

Staff Development

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.

Professional Development Systems

Professional development systems provide consistent standards for early childhood education (ECE) programs and guide implementation of high-quality services for all children. The systems are designed to work across all sectors of private and public early education and care.

Governing Body and Tribal Council Certification

This tool uses real-life scenarios to support new governing body and Tribal Council members and program leaders. Learn about governance regulations, legal and fiscal responsibilities, systems and procedures. 

Effective Practice Guides

The Effective Practice Guides provide information about teaching practices that support children’s development across ELOF domains. See what these practices look like in early learning settings.

Emergency Preparedness

Explore and share materials about disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for families and programs.

The Importance of Home Language Series

School readiness and school success for children who are dual language learners are tied directly to mastery of their home language. This series of handouts is designed to provide staff and families with basic information on topics related to children learning two or more languages. They emphasize the benefits of being bilingual, the importance of maintaining home language, and the value of becoming fully bilingual. These easy-to-read resources highlight important information that every adult living or working with young dual language learners should know.