This Management Minute video considers how open communication fosters collaborative governance.
This resource collection covers Head Start entities that set program direction, exercise fiscal and legal oversight, and ensure stakeholder input, diversity, and accountability to the community. These entities include program management, Policy Councils and committees, governing bodies, and Tribal Councils. Leadership and governance are foundational to establishing sound management systems and providing quality services. They are essential to all 12 components of the Management Systems Wheel. Program leadership is also one of the program foundations in the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.
This Management Minute video describes how corrective action plans address audit findings and guide compliance.
Use this self-paced, interactive training module to refine your governance knowledge and leadership skills. Explore engaging activities and real-world scenarios.
Identify the duties and rules related to a Head Start program’s Policy Council, management staff, and governing body/Tribal Council.
The Governance Readiness Assessment helps organizations review their processes. Governing bodies can use it to assess their capacity to oversee and monitor a Head Start program.
This screener identifies ways to improve program governance and build leadership capacity. The accompanying form certifies that programs conducted the required screening.
Head Start leaders who implement strong governance systems often face important questions. When such questions arise, leaders should refer first to key Head Start policy and regulation.
Parent committees are allocated a specific amount from the Parent Activity Fund to develop and implement parent projects and activities. Grantee and delegate agencies will find this information useful when preparing their annual budgets.
Explore ways grantees can build strong leadership and governance systems to foster positive relationships among the three governing entities. Learn how this supports grantees to better serve children and families.
The governing body must certify that a governance and leadership capacity screening was conducted and a training plan was developed. A certification must be submitted to the Office of Head Start (OHS) in the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES) within 75 calendar days of the start of the project period.