Communication and collaboration are fundamental to a safe and secure transportation system. These skills are essential for Head Start staff in all transportation-related activities, from implementing and following day-to-day policies and procedures to effectively taking emergency action when needed. Use these resources to improve communication and safety practices throughout your program’s transportation system.
Head Start Resources
Learn how communication skills training can increase the efficiency of transportation staff.
Watch this webinar to learn about the importance of transportation safety.
Consider these strategies as you establish and test your emergency vehicle evacuation policies and procedures.
Consider these action items when you address your program’s transportation security and safety risks.
Find guidelines, tactics, templates, and other training materials that promote school bus safety.
The American School Bus Council offers a Safety Media Toolkit and tip sheets on how to teach students to be safe in and around the school bus.
The National Safety Council offers safety tips for children and bus drivers.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services offers a manual that helps school districts prepare emergency action plans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers research-based guidelines for safely transporting preschool children.
The NHTSA offers guidelines for minimizing mishaps while students travel to and from school and school-related events.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Audience: Transportation staff
Last Updated: October 2, 2023