Program Governance in Head Start

Identify the duties and rules related to a Head Start program’s Policy Council, management staff, and governing body/Tribal Council.

Governance Readiness Assessment

The Governance Readiness Assessment helps organizations review their processes. Governing bodies can use it to assess their capacity to oversee and monitor a Head Start program.

Governing Body and Tribal Council Certification

This tool uses real-life scenarios to support new governing body and Tribal Council members and program leaders. Learn about governance regulations, legal and fiscal responsibilities, systems and procedures. 

Program Governance Training

This self-paced, interactive training module offers activities and life-like scenarios that governing body, Tribal Council, and Policy Council members can use to further develop their governance leadership skills.

Certification of Governance and Leadership Capacity Screening

The governing body must certify that a governance and leadership capacity screening was conducted and a training plan was developed. A certification must be submitted to the Office of Head Start (OHS) in the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES) within 75 calendar days of the start of the project period.

Program Governance

This session provides a general overview of what program leaders need to know about Program Governance. Learn how to support governance and management personnel in working collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes.