EHS-CCP Partnership Grantee Tip Sheet No. 1

Learn about how implementation planners and fiscal consultants can help support EHS-CC Partnerships as they work through challenges during program implementation. These challenges may include accessing child care subsidy systems for low-income children; working with partners to provide comprehensive services; and participating in the state's Quality Rating System (QRIS).

Screening Systems Review Tool

Use this tool to review your screening procedures and identify what areas may need more information.  Check the areas that are already addressed in your procedures.  Unchecked boxes indicate areas that may need more information to assure a comprehensive screening system.

Head Start Health Services Competencies: A Tool to Support Health Managers and Staff

For over fifty years, Head Start* has had a commitment to health and wellness. Promotion and prevention activities are central to the program’s requirement to provide comprehensive services to support children’s healthy growth and development. Today, a growing body of research demonstrates that healthy growth and development are critical for school readiness and later learning. Recent studies suggest that high-quality early childhood health and nutrition services provide the foundation for lifelong wellness.

Head Start Health Services Competencies Professional Development Assessment

The Head Start Health Services Competencies Professional Development Assessment (PDA) is a companion document to the Head Start Health Services Competencies: A Tool to Support Health Managers and Staff (The Competencies Tool). The Competencies Tool is a framework for identifying the critical attitudes, knowledge, and skills to implement effective health services. Attitudes refers to what an individual values; knowledge refers to what an individual knows; and skills refers to what an individual can do. The 68 competencies are organized into four categories. In the PDA, each competency has four levels of accomplishment along a continuum of strengths. Program directors, health managers, and health staff can use the PDA themselves and with the staff they supervise to promote successful job performance and support career development.