Recordkeeping and Reporting

Recordkeeping and reporting are intertwined into a single Head Start management system. They are key to a program's ability to gather and use data effectively. It is in the intersection of recordkeeping and reporting that programs turn data into information. Accurate, complete, and timely records enable Head Start and Early Head Start programs to maintain and transmit their organizational knowledge. They represent an organization's institutional memory. Programs rely on their recordkeeping systems to verify that they are meeting the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS.)

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Last Reviewed: December 2016

Last Updated: December 6, 2016