Home-Based Supervisor's Manual for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option

This manual provides materials and strategies to support program supervisors' work with home visitors and is a useful resource for their home visiting managers and staff. It includes background information on the home-based program option. The manual also provides tools for selecting, supervising, and supporting home-based staff and discusses strategies to help home visitors serve families.

As a supervisor in a Head Start home-based program, you play a pivotal role in the quality of the home visiting services your agency provides. You are a liaison between the agency and the home visiting staff. You support, teach, and advocate, and you are a role model for your home visitors. You attend to the needs and resources of families and how to best help them. You work with your agency’s administrators to ensure that adequate systems are in place to support the work of the home visitors. You plan, evaluate, and coordinate many facets of the home-based program.

The Home-Based Supervisor’s Manual for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option was designed to help you understand and do your job well. This manual is part of a set of materials for the Head Start home-based program option: (1) The Program Administrator’s Checklist for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option; (2) The Home-Based Supervisor’s Manual for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option; (3) The Home Visitor’s Handbook for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option; (4) A Parent’s Guide to the Home-Based Program for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option; (5) The Beginning at Home video for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option; and (6) The Beginning at Home Video Guide for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option. Home-Based Supervisor's Manual for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option [PDF, 1.5MB]

Home-Based Supervisor's Manual for the Head Start Home-Based Program Option. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 2004. English. [PDF, 1.5MB].

Last Reviewed: August 2010

Last Updated: October 24, 2014