Watch this Head Start Forward webinar to learn how to foster a collaborative, engaging, and responsive organizational culture.
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.
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.
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.
The intimacy of working within someone’s home with no other professionals present may lead to confusing situations. It's key to have agency policies in place to handle ethical issues.
Explore requirements for staffing the home-based option. Learn about the necessary skills for staff as identified in the HSPPS and the Head Start Act to support staff recruitment and retention.
Learn about Human Resources practices and policies that help programs recruit staff. Discover how to retain a responsive staff who are intentional, vigilant, and aware.