Leadership and governance are the bedrocks of effective management. Head Start program leadership consists of three key entities: the governing body/Tribal Council (i.e., legal and fiscal responsibilities), Policy Council/parent committees (i.e., set program direction), and management staff (i.e., day-to-day operations). These entities work together to provide leadership and strategic direction. Explore resources to help grantees navigate these tasks and relationships. Learn how to build communication and information systems that connect internal and external stakeholders. Find resources to help design and distribute reports and manage recordkeeping activities.
In the Head Start A to Z, 2.0 learning modules, explore Head Start’s history, guiding regulations, and management systems. Find easy-to-adapt resources to tailor trainings for staff and other stakeholders.
Explore strategies to expand program leadership practices related to father engagement in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Discover opportunities for practice and reflection.
Parents and family members often have questions about their program’s Policy Council. Explore this tip sheet to learn answers to common questions about the Policy Council.
You have served on the Policy Council. Now it is time for other parents to have the opportunity to be a member. Explore this tip sheet to learn more about leaving the Policy Council.
In this series, learn how to support parents serving on your program’s Policy Council. Find tip sheets to help parents better understand how to join, ways to serve, and when to leave the Policy Council.
In this this tip sheet, learn more about being a Policy Council member. Find out about training and how to engage in making policy suggestions.
Explore this tip sheet to help you decide whether to join your program’s Policy Council.
Learn about the role site leaders play as they foster innovation, inspiration, and collaboration in their Head Start program.
These training resources offer Head Start leaders the skills, strategies, and knowledge they need to implement successful, responsive programs.