Program Planning and Service System Design

Program Planning and Service System Design support the program planning function, which guides all programs in their five-year grant. Planning systems occur in a continuous cycle, and involve key members of the Head Start community. The outcome of this cycle is the creation of achievable goals and short-term program and fiscal objectives.

Head Start Program Planning Cycle

Program planning is one of the 10 Head Start management systems. It is key to operating an effective and high quality Head Start or Early Head Start program. This Management Matters video presentation and supporting materials focus on the Head Start Program Planning Cycle.