In addition to their primary responsibility to safely transport children to and from a Head Start program, transportation staff also help children socialize and extend classroom learning. No less important, they are a vital connection between the program and the community. Use these resources to manage and train transportation staff and cultivate safe, nurturing learning environments on buses and other modes of transportation.
Head Start Resources
Hiring and Training Head Start Bus Drivers and Monitors
Consider these criteria and regulations when selecting and providing orientation to Head Start bus drivers and monitors.
Bus Driver Road Performance Observation Form
Program directors and transportation coordinators can use this resource to observe the driving performance of bus drivers.
Encouraging Safe Behavior on Buses
Use this tip sheet to understand the causes of challenging behaviors and ways to convert them into safe behaviors.
Learn how to effectively supervise children on buses, playgrounds, and in the classroom.
Active Supervision on Buses
Children are safer when transportation teams work together and communicate well. Explore this fact sheet to discover many of the issues teams are likely to face. Also, learn more about active supervision strategies to keep children safe on buses.
School Bus Driver In-service Curriculum
This online course helps bus drivers understand the latest industry standards and maintain and improve the safety of children in and around the school bus.
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI)
The PTSI offers training materials for bus drivers and bus monitors.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Audience: Transportation staff
Last Updated: October 18, 2022