Learn to identify appropriate practices for meeting the Head Start Program Performance Standards on staff qualifications.
Head Start Act and Head Start Program Performance Standard
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations to enforce the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Program directors and human resource managers can use this fact sheet to ensure that their personnel policies do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities, particularly in job application procedures.
Close personal relationships are key to the health and well-being of people at any age. They may be the single best prevention strategy for depression. Just as Head Start staff seek to engage parents and fam ilies in healthy, supportive relationships, it is important that they too have structured support and guidance. Supervision is not only about staff accountability, but
It's important for an organization to position a new employee for success while supporting the employee throughout the first several months of hire. Program directors and supervisors may use this article to explore a few effective practices that ensure a new employee’s success and retention.
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Best practices for developing volunteer programs in this article include: mission statement, vision statement, needs assessment, goals and objectives, budgets, and position description. Grantees challenged to meet their required in-kind may find this information useful.
Any program is only as good as its people. A strong human resources system ensures that staff and volunteers have the credentials and competencies needed to provide quality services to children and families.
This guide is designed to help Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) leaders better utilize consultants to bring lasting change and quality improvement to their programs.
Head Start and Early Head Start agencies must ensure they have qualified staff in accordance with the Head Start regulations. The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) include equivalency provisions for some staff roles as part of the educational requirements.
It is the agency’s responsibility to determine equivalency. Local agencies have flexibility in determining and justifying how their employees meet the educational equivalency qualification requirements.
The steps outlined in the following document help guide agencies in the equivalency determination and justification process.