Using Data to Tell a Story: Tailoring a Data Story for Different Audiences

Explore this tip sheet to learn what building a data story is all about. Data stories can bring numbers and figures to life. They can convey important information to different audiences in a way that promotes listening, understanding, discussion, and decision-making. Find guidance on how to identify your audience and what information they need. Learn how to effectively tell the story of your data in a way that is appealing and easily accessible to your audience. 

Using a Data Narrative to Tell a Story

In this tip sheet, learn about how to develop a data narrative. It is a summary of a set of data that draws conclusions and makes comparisons to explain the meaning of data in detail. Data narratives are helpful when the goal is to clearly and accurately present data that may otherwise be confusing. This tip sheet includes example data and associated narrative. It also provides tips for deciding what to include in your narrative and links to helpful resources.

Financial Audits: Key Regulations and Tips

In this tip sheet, learn about key regulations concerning the financial audits of Head Start programs. Also, learn the steps for selecting an auditor and related online resources.

Fluoride Varnish for Healthy Teeth

Explore important information Head Start health managers, family service coordinators, and home visitors can use to help parents and pregnant women understand the benefits of fluoride.


Learn about fluoride use for children and pregnant women. Discover why using fluoride is safe and effective and how people receive it. Also, find tips for working with families, and program policies and procedures.

Keeping Children Safe in Vehicles: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Many young children are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes. Using a car seat reduces the risk of death in passenger vehicles by 71 percent for infants younger than age 1 and by 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4. Early education staff can use these flip charts to help families learn how to keep their child safe in a motor vehicle.