National American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office Needs Assessment 2016 Survey Results

The purpose of the National American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office (NAIANHSCO) is to create statewide partnerships and foster working coalitions among all groups that support the AI/AN Head Start grantee population. As directed by the “Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007” (Public Law 110-134), this office has facilitated the improvement and expansion of services to low-income children in Head Start, as well as built linkages between local, state, regional, and national early childhood initiatives and policies. This allows us to facilitate more coordinated approaches to planning and service delivery for AI/AN Head Start communities.

Compendium of Parenting Interventions

Explore this collection of evidence-based parenting interventions for programs, states, and child care network leaders. It includes all the information you need to make choices about parenting interventions you can implement in your program.

Environmental Health and Safety Tool

This baseline tool is one aspect of the work that OHS is doing in partnership with the Office of Child Care to understand the current capacity of the EHS-CCP grantees and their partners and to identify technical assistance or other supports needed .

Top Ten Ways CCDF Can Support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Early Head Start (EHS) and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) both serve low-income families and their children; however, there are some differences in policy, operations, and funding requirements. EHS-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships will benefit from strategies to bridge these differences. These strategies might include aligning policies to encourage stability and continuity of care, streamlining administrative procedures, and identifying opportunities to support Partnerships and providers.

Supportive Supervision: Promoting Staff and Family Growth Through Positive Relationships

Close personal relationships are key to the health and well-being of people at any age. They may be the single best prevention strategy for depression. Just as Head Start staff seek to engage parents and fam­ilies in healthy, supportive relationships, it is important that they too have structured support and guidance. Supervision is not only about staff accountability, but