Keeping Children Safe in and Around Cars

It is never safe for a child to be in or around a vehicle without adult supervision. During the warmer months of the year, unattended children left in cars are more likely to suffer heat-related illnesses. Children also may suffer injury when playing alone around parked vehicles. Program staff and parents can use this resource to learn more about car safety practices that keep young children healthy.

Establishing a Competency-Based Management Framework

Core competencies define what professionals need to know and are able to do to provide quality care and education. Program directors may use this resource to guide them in improving the skill levels of management and front-line staff. The core competencies can provide a framework of the knowledge and skills that staff need to perform their jobs. This framework can be applied to all staff positions.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures for developing a volunteer program cover steps and procedures to be accomplished before a volunteer starts in an organization. Grantees will find this information useful when developing policies and procedures that govern the management of volunteers. Clarifying the need for volunteers, developing goals and objectives, and writing position/task descriptions are some of the preliminary tasks.