Program Planning

Make the Most of Program Planning and Service System Design

Tools and Resources

Foundations for Excellence: A Guide for Five-Year Planning and Continuous Improvement, 2nd Edition

Strategic planning is key to successful programming. In this updated version of Foundations for Excellence, explore new insights and resources for program planning and data-informed decision-making.

Program Planning in Head Start: The Program Planning Cycle

Learn more about Head Start program systems. Find out how they can work together to create a predictable planning process.

Planning for a Successful Five Years

Learn how the Foundations for Excellence, 2nd Edition supports strategic program planning and data-informed decision-making. Explore the guide’s core messages and discover ways to use it as a training tool.

Planning Guide and Organizational Readiness Chart

Use this tool to determine your program's readiness for planning and implementing an Early Head Start or Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program.

Policy and Regulations

Community wide strategic planning and needs assessment, 45 CFR § 1302.11(b)

A comprehensive community-wide planning process is key to assessing a community’s needs, strengths, and resources. Explore this standard to learn how programs should use this process.

Topic:Program Planning

Keywords:Program planning systems

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: October 30, 2019