The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website offers a variety of resources to support and build on the learning in Foundations for Excellence: A Guide for Five-Year Planning and Continuous Improvement, 2nd Edition. Below are the resources referenced throughout the topics. Explore the ECLKC for additional resources to meet your individual needs.
Building Partnerships: Guide to Developing Relationships with Families
Explore the role that Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships play in effective parent, family, and community engagement. This guide offers definitions, tools, and guides for reflective practice and supervision.
The Family Partnership Process: Engaging and Goal-Setting with Families
Strong, healthy families give their children the best chance at success in school and in life. The Family Goal-Setting Guide explores how strong partnerships can positively influence the goals families set in the Family Partnership Process.
Five Steps to Community Assessment: A Workbook for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Serving Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations
In this workbook, find a five-step community assessment process. Use it to help programs identify new or under-served populations in the service area, assess their needs, and identify available resources.
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF)
The ELOF presents five areas of early learning, referred to as central domains. The Framework is designed to show the continuum of learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It is grounded in comprehensive research around what young children should know and be able to do during their early years.
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.
Head Start Management Systems Wheel
The Head Start Management Systems Wheel was developed to support Head Start programs in systems thinking. Learn more about the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems. Find out how these systems are critical to high-quality service delivery.
Parent, Family, Community, Engagement (PFCE) Interactive Framework
The PFCE Framework is designed to help Head Start programs achieve outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families. Use the interactive Framework to find research, resources, and regulations related to program foundations, program impact areas, family engagement outcomes, and child outcomes.
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National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Last Updated: February 13, 2019