Tools and Resources
Program Planning and System Design: Learning for New Leaders, Head Start A to Z
Learn what Head Start expects concerning program planning and service system design. Discover the skills needed to lead teams through the planning and design processes.
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.
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.
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Last Updated: January 21, 2021