Tools and Resources
Community Assessment: Learning for New Leaders, Head Start A to Z
Learn about the standards, expectations, and best practices that guide a community assessment, an essential first step in designing responsive programs.
Community Assessment: The Foundation for Program Planning in Head Start
Explore community assessment standards and best practices. Learn how community assessments help programs remain responsive to the children and families they serve.
Community Assessment Matrix
This tool can help staff coordinate their efforts as they gather the information required for a community assessment.
Ongoing assessment of program goals, 45 CFR § 1302.102(b)(2)(i-iii)
Review how programs must monitor their progress toward goals on an ongoing basis.
Determining community strengths, needs, and resources, 45 CFR § 1302.11
Learn how programs should assess community strengths, needs, and resources.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Last Updated: January 12, 2022