Understanding the quality and availability of transportation services to Head Start families is an integral part of the community assessment. Program directors and transportation coordinators can use this tip sheet as a starting point in conducting a community assessment of transportation. Local needs and conditions should be considered when a program establishes its own transportation services.
Positive parent-child relationships set the stage for children's success in school and in life. Therefore, parents are our most important partners for supporting the development and well-being of young children.
Use the resources on this page to increase your knowledge about parenting programs that are most likely to be effective with families of young children in the settings where you work. Find tips and strategies for how to implement them well.
This resource discusses cash flow, its management through projecting receipts and expenditures, and developing a cash flow budget. Nonprofit grantees may find this information useful in managing their cash flow.
This website features a variety of professional resources, such as conferences, consumer data, legislative, workplace issues, and career development information. Grantees will find this site helpful when seeking information relevant to auditing and accounting.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations bill contains a provision (Section 205) that requires that "none of the funds appropriated in this title for Head Start shall be used to pay the compensation of an individual, either as a direct cost or any proration as an indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II."
This resource discusses and provides examples of possible financial risk that a nonprofit organization may encounter. Nonprofit grantees may find this resource useful in identifying potential risks within their organization. The risks in financial management are any actions that result in the reduction in value or loss of any of the organization's financial assets.
The Little Voices for Healthy Choices (LVHC) promotes wellness in infants, toddlers, and expectant families. Find resources with strategies designed to address healthy nutrition, physical activity, brain development, and sleep for children birth to 3, their families, and communities.
How can you safely solve your pest problems? Learning about the pests you have and options that are available to control specific pests is the first step.
Health managers, directors, and teaching staff may use this information on IPM to prevent pesticide illnesses in children in Head Start and other child care environments.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs are increasingly involved in efforts to assist adult family members in gaining parenting skills that can both promote positive social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors. In recent years, a number of formal parenting curricula have been developed and researched. We have identified five such programs with promising effects.