Head Start Health Services Competencies and Professional Development Assessment

Discover two new tools around service competencies. The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) introduces the Head Start Health Services Competencies: A Tool to Support Health Managers and Staff and the Head Start Health Services Competencies Professional Development Assessment. Learn what health services staff need to know and be able to support young children and their families. Explore how to use these tools to create an individualized approach to gaining the knowledge and skills to provide high quality health services.

The New Head Start Health Services Competencies Webinar

View this webinar to learn how individual staff and their agencies can build their capacity to provide high-quality early childhood health services.

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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.

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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.

Last Reviewed: August 2016

Last Updated: January 6, 2017