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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.

Management Matters: Head Start Program Planning Cycle

View this narrated presentation to learn about the program planning cycle’s step-by-step process. Programs should consider this process as they plan and implement responsive services.

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: September 4, 2018