Use this form to identify action steps your program can implement immediately to promote staff retention.
Head Start programs are only as good as their people. Explore resources on this topic to ensure that staff members and volunteers have the credentials and competencies needed to provide quality Head Start services. Learn ways to safeguard program staff’s health, wellness, and engagement, and to emphasize training and professional development. Find a range of instructional resources, including federal and regional training, technical assistance (TTA) staff, and online materials.
Find answers to FAQs around background checks for staff, contractors, and volunteers in a Head Start program.
Check out this webinar to learn about strategies to strengthen the Head Start workforce through improved career advancement and staff wellness.
Watch this webinar for new guidance on how to use bonuses to support the retention and recruitment of the Head Start workforce.
Use this evaluation tool to help your program recognize its Human Resources strengths, identify areas for improvement, and guarantee compliance with federal and state laws.
Head Start programs must ensure all staff, consultants, and contractors have sufficient knowledge, training, experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and duties of their position. FInd the resources to understand these requirements.
Explore strategies Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use to recruit, train, and retain education services staff who are qualified and dedicated to working with our youngest learners and their families.
Find resources for building a program culture that provides ongoing professional development and mental health supports to teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors.
Learn how to conduct a comparability survey that analyzes employee compensation across similar organizations that offer parallel services.
An employer cannot take an adverse action against employees — including firing or laying off, demoting, denying overtime or promotion, or reducing pay or hours — for engaging in activities protected by whistleblower laws. In this webcast, the HHS OIG will provide information and training around whistleblower protections, reprisal investigations, and obligations.