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.

The Head Start Program Planning Cycle Presentation Slides

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.

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.