Self-assessment helps a program to determine if it is doing everything it can to benefit the children and families it serves. Explore the resources on this page around ways to gain insight into the self-assessment process.
Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey Resources
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.
A Head Start/Early Head Start director describes how her program developed and sustained a culture for using data.
Disasters take both emotional and financial tolls. Families recovering from disaster will find this information helpful in obtaining a financial balance after a disaster has hit. This booklet offers suggestions on steps to take immediately, what to do in the initial weeks and months, and how to begin planning again for the future.
Watch this presentation that explores how a coordinated approach is implemented for each of the four areas listed in the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
Five Steps to Community Assessment: A Workbook for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Serving Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations
PDF for Five Steps to Community Assessment: A Workbook for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Serving Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations.
PDF for entire Foundations for Excellence: Planning in Head Start booklet.
Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Guide for Users and Trainers
Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey - Overview