Program Planning

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.

Program Planning

Thoughtful planning is critical to programming. Explore these resources for guidance through the five-year grant. Learn how to establish continuous cycles of improvement that involve key stakeholders in data-based decision-making.

Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging Into Data

Do you sometimes wonder how you can use your program's data  to decide on new priorities? Are you frequently stumped by questions from  governing body or Policy Council members about program activities? Do you get  easily overwhelmed by the statistics in reports from your information  management system? Do you wonder how you can better use your annual report and  presentations in the community to tell your program's story?  If you answered yes to any of these  questions, this interactive training module is for you.

Block Four: Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Children

Head Start’s commitment to providing children with a safe, nurturing, enjoyable and secure learning environment includes an all-inclusive program of services to ensure that children are healthy and ready to learn. The varied services and experiences provided by local programs support the continuum of children’s growth and development. This video takes a look at the importance of understanding the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of hispanic children and the role that parents play. Program staff can use the examples provided in this video as they plan program services.