Technology is always growing and changing. Learn how home-based programs continue to establish policies for how to respond to the variety of technology.
These resources cover the use of hardware and software programs to monitor goal progress and organize and analyze data to answer questions and solve problems. Technology and information systems together make up one of the 12 program management systems of the Management Systems Wheel.
Technology is more than smartphones and computers; it's about designing and using tools. Discover how to help programs understand and support technology learning and exploration with young children.
Use social media to promote your Head Start services, enroll families, and recruit staff. Learn how to develop a social media plan, best practices, and ways to tailor platforms to showcase your program.
Know how to maintain the technology in your program needed to monitor continuous improvement and increase reliance on data collection and analysis.
Review criteria to select and evaluate interactive media for use with young children in early childhood settings. Learn effective teacher-child interactions that expand children's learning when they are using media.
Technology planning is a process that takes time and resources to understand what is appropriate for staff and the organization. Program directors and their management staff can use this worksheet to assess the overall status of their organization's use of technology.
Nonprofits often get by with versatile staff members willing to tackle new challenges and a lot of help from reliable volunteers. But sometimes you need a level of expertise or experience only a consultant can offer. This is especially true when dealing with technology and data systems.
This resource provides information about the seven phases of technology planning and how to use technology to further your program mission.