Why Do I Need a Start-Up Planner?

The Early Head Start (EHS) Start-Up Planner Project has developed resources for newly funded EHS programs to utilize during the start-up process. Additional resources will be posted below as they become available.

Why Do I Need a Start-Up Planner?

EHS Grantee Start-Up Fact Sheet #1: Determining the Need for a Start-Up Planner in EHS Programs [PDF, 45.6KB]
For all EHS programs, planning is critical to the design and delivery of quality services. Although hiring a Start-Up Planner is optional, it is highly recommended by the Office of Head Start to facilitate the start-up process and ongoing implementation.

EHS Grantee Start-Up Fact Sheet #2: Selecting an EHS Start-Up Planner to Meet Each Program’s Needs [PDF, 36.8KB]
The start-up process for newly funded Early Head Start (EHS) programs can be a rewarding and challenging experience. For EHS grantees receiving federal funding for the first time, the start-up process will be different as compared to existing Head Start programs expanding to serve infants and toddlers or current EHS programs increasing enrollment.

EHS Grantee Start-Up Fact Sheet #3: Utilizing & Integrating the Start-Up Planner into the EHS Management Team [PDF, 36.3KB]
New and expanding EHS grantees that received Federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) must quickly proceed through the early stages of the start-up process and deliver high quality services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and their families.  To help facilitate the start-up process, EHS programs may decide to hire a Start-Up Planner for his or her knowledge, skills, and expertise.   

Why Do I Need a Start-Up Planner? HHS/ACF/OHS. 2010. English.

Last Reviewed: July 2011

Last Updated: November 13, 2014