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Fostering Effective Leadership and Oversight Systems

Tools and Training Resources

Management Systems

Explore the Head Start Management Systems Wheel. Learn more about the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems. Find out how these systems are critical to high-quality service delivery.

Management Matters: Leadership

Hear from Head Start leaders around the question: "What Is Leadership?" Learn how "mental models" influence perspective and decision-making.

Leader's Role in School Readiness: Learning for New Leaders, Head Start A to Z

Find out what Head Start directors need to know, do, and oversee to support school readiness. In this session, learn about school readiness policies and four steps for developing school readiness goals.

Foundation I: Values, Regulations, and Decision-making, Head Start A to Z

In this Head Start A to Z session, learn about the underlying tenets of Head Start. Find out about the solid foundation on which Head Start was built. Hear from leaders as they reflect on the programs for which they provide leadership and consider the extent to which the core values of Head Start are evidenced in the daily operations.

Foundation II: Leadership, Systems, and Services, Head Start A to Z

This Head Start A to Z session takes a look at the important leadership role of Head Start and Early Head Start directors and managers. Discover how new leaders can look for ways to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge. Explore the power of self-reflection, and consider the benefits of mentoring. Also, find professional development resources.

Health and Safety Screener

Use this screener to determine health and safety issues, and priorities in your program. It can also help staff identify which team members are responsible for certain actions and find ways to improve each site across the program.

Topic:Organizational Leadership

Keywords:Program management

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: July 18, 2018