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). Two 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.
Credentialing and Certificate Programs Databases
Find schools in your state and review the list to find a program of interest. Select the school website to learn more about the program. Filter and search by credential or certificate program options and explore the list of available early childhood care and education majors.
Right-click the “Credential & Certificate 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.
Last Updated: March 9, 2018