Enhancing Services for Dual Language Learners

This document describes how a mid-sized, suburban Head Start and Early Head Start program engaged a consultant for help developing a language policy that supports children who are dual language learners and addresses the role that staff and parents can play in supporting dual language learning.

Strategic Use of Consultants: Resources

These resources are designed to help Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) leaders better utilize consultants to bring lasting change and quality improvement to their programs.

Improving Child Outcomes in Areas Related to School Readiness

This document describes the experience of a county grantee serving nearly 600 Head Start and Early Head Start children in engaging a consultant to help staff increase their knowledge and competence as a means to improve child outcomes in areas related to school readiness goals.

Strengthening the Self-Assessment Process

This document describes how a large, nonprofit corporation operating Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs in several states utilized internal talent to provide coaching and mentoring support to program managers across the organization as they worked to adopt a consistent and more comprehensive continuous-improvement approach to self-assessment.

Strengthening the Family Partnership Agreement Process

This document describes how a school district grantee operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs under blending funding engaged a consultant to work with program staff, Policy Council members, and community partners to help develop and implement a more comprehensive and strengths-based family partnership agreement process.

Supporting Children’s Spanish Language Development

This document describes the experience of a large urban program in hiring an external consultant to assist Head Start and Early Head Start program staff in developing skills that support the Spanish language development of children whose primary home language is Spanish.