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Credentialing and Degree Programs Databases for Head Start Staff Who Work with Families

Find the latest credentialing, certificate, and degree programs in your state to meet Head Start Program Performance Standard Staff Qualifications and Competency Requirements, 45 CFR § 1302.91(d) and (e)(7). Three databases help Head Start program staff who work with families locate professional development and educational opportunities. Explore career pathways in social work, human services, family services, counseling, and related fields.

Disclaimer: Programs listed in these databases have been validated by regional accreditation boards and pre-screened for relevance. They do not represent an exhaustive list of programs. Programs included in this database should not be construed as an endorsement by the Office of Head Start. Individuals seeking professional development and educational opportunities are urged to research programs based on their own needs and interests before making a final decision.

Community College Credentialing and Certificate Programs Databases

Review the list to find certificate and credential programs for staff who have a high school or associate's degree. Programs are offered through community colleges and other organizations. Search by location and program type and explore the list of available early care and education majors. Select the school website to learn more.

Right-click the "Community College Certificate/Credential Programs" tab to export the spreadsheet to Excel or PDF.

University Certificate and Credential Programs Database

Find certificate and credential programs for Head Start staff who have a bachelor's degree or higher. Search by location and program type and explore the list of available early care and education majors. Select the school website to learn more.

Right-click the "University Certificate and Credential Programs" tab to export the spreadsheet to Excel or PDF.

Degree Programs Database

Explore the database by school and use the drop-down box to filter by state. Select the school website to learn more about the program. Choose from several degree programs, from a two-year degree to a master’s degree, and review a list of available early childhood care and education majors.

Right-click the “Degree Programs” tab to export the spreadsheet to Excel or PDF.

 

Topic:Professional Development

Keywords:Credentialing

Resource Type: Article

Audience: Family Service Workers

Last Updated: October 26, 2018