Health Services Management

Head Start Health Services Competencies

Head Start health services staff can use these tools to develop and strengthen the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to effectively support the health, safety, and wellness of young children and their families.

Head Start Health Services Competencies: A Tool to Support Health Managers and Staff

Explore the full set of Head Start Health Services Competencies. They address science-informed practices for early childhood health staff. Each is indicative of an attitude, knowledge, or skill. Health leaders and staff can use this tool to identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement.

Head Start Health Services Competencies Professional Development Assessment

This assessment lists each competency and four levels of accomplishment. Program directors and health managers and staff can use this tool alone and with the staff they supervise to promote successful job performance and support career development.

Head Start Health Services Competencies Modules

Use these short, interactive learning modules to learn more about selected Head Start Health Services Competencies. Health leaders and staff can use each module to increase their understanding of why the competencies are important and learn more about how to deliver effective health services.

Last Updated: October 8, 2019