Program Planning

Standards in Action

A group of people sit around a table in an office, having a meetingThe Standards in Action Vignettes provide examples of how programs can implement specific Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). Program leaders can use them as “discussion starters” with staff and other stakeholders to reflect on and identify the most appropriate ways to address and implement the standard in their program. Program leaders can use the vignettes to:

  • Identify how their program is like or unlike the program in the vignette
  • Identify processes and questions to consider within the vignette and add ones specific to their program
  • Discuss how their program is implementing or will implement the HSPPS, using the vignette as a guide
  • Create their own vignette for professional development and communication purposes