Use this matrix to strategically plan early childhood education program operations and services during a pandemic.
Explore community assessment standards and best practices. Learn how community assessments help programs remain responsive to the children and families they serve.
Program Administrator's Checklist for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option
The community assessment describes the context in which Head Start and Early Head Start programs operate and is useful for ensuring that the correct services are provided to the appropriate population. This resource can assist program staff in coordinating their efforts to gather information required for a community assessment. The assessment paints a picture of the community and describes the diverse needs of families who may receive services. In addition, the community assessment covers the community's history, its economic and political scene, and its strengths and challenges.
Use this nine-phase interactive learning module to walk through through the process of planning and executing an annual Head Start program self-assessment.
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.
Nothing ensures the success of a program more than community participation in assessing their perceived needs, strengths, and hopes for the future. Programs can use this resource to plan and coordinate their community assessment. It provides insight into public forums and listening sessions. Learn how to conduct them to engage your community in identifying and solving problems.
Following is a list of non-profit financial and Technical Assistance (TA) intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. Grantees looking for new funding resources to support their goals and objectives will find this information useful.
The USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs provide children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACF) and disaster assistance. This information on USDA nutrition assistance programs will benefit grantees who provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks for families enrolled in their program.
Strategic planning is key to successful programming. In this updated version of Foundations for Excellence, 2nd Edition, explore new insights and resources for program planning and data-informed decision-making.