Health Services to Promote Attendance

From the first day of enrollment, a young child's attendance matters! Good attendance leads to lifelong learning and positive habits necessary for school and work. When young children are chronically absent from Head Start, Early Head Start, or child care, often they are likely to continue to be chronically absent in elementary school. Others may drop-out as they get older. Absenteeism decreases children's opportunity to engage in learning, impacting their development in all domains of the Child Development and Early Learning Framework. (See Making the Link Between Health and School Readiness to learn more about the impact of health on child development). 

Professional Development E-Catalogue

The e-Catalogue offers professional development resources in a variety of formats. Program management teams and others may use them to create staff training and development opportunities. Depending upon your design, format, and instructional objectives, these resources offer a centerpiece for creating your professional development experience.

Registration

The Department of Health and Human Services invites leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs to participate in a formal Consultation Session with the Office of Head Start leadership.

Standard Forms

All of the grant related standard forms are posted on the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Financial Services website. Fiscal staff, grants writing staff and senior staff within Head Start programs and organizations applying for grants can download PDF versions of grant application forms. There also are reporting forms, certification forms, and disclosure forms.

National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office Locator

The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office, in collaboration and partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has developed a web-based locator widget that allows anyone to find their nearest MSHS centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) i.e. Community Health Centers.

Program Information Report (PIR)

The Office of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) provides comprehensive data on the services, staff, children, and families served by Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide. All grantees and delegates are required to submit PIR for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Internal Control: A Tool for The Audit Committee

This tool gives audit committees basic information about internal control, effective use in the organization, and the requirements of management with respect to the system of internal control over financial reporting. The toolkit is useful for not-for-profit grantees to understand the basics of internal control. The primary responsibility of the audit committee with respect to internal control is the system of internal control over financial reporting.