Board Resource Documents

Head Start Program Governance Training:
Building Skills of Head Start Leaders

The Head Start Program Governance Training: Building Skills of Head Start Leaders is a comprehensive, self-paced training. It is designed for new and experienced governing body, and Head Start Policy Council members. The training module provides skill-building activities that will help governance leaders practice and fulfill their important role.
The module includes interactive activities that offer life-like scenarios for developing and furthering Head Start governance leadership skills. Grantees can use the module to develop a training plan for their governing bodies and Policy Councils, as required by Sec. 642(d)(3) of the Head Start Act and the terms and conditions for their five year project period grant award.
Topics covered in the module include:

  • Fulfilling your governance role
  • Reviewing Head Start reports and asking thoughtful questions in response
  • Making effective decisions and resolving conflicts
  • Envisioning a better future and program planning
  • Becoming a Head Start ambassador

Select the link to explore this new interactive resource:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/operations/govtraining/index.html

 

Head Start Governing Body Certification
This comprehensive training module is designed for new and current governing body, as well as Head Start directors and executive directors. It provides an orientation to their important role in overseeing a Head Start program.
Topics include:

  • The history and mission of Head Start
  • Head Start governance regulations, systems, and procedures
  • The legal and fiscal responsibilities of the governing body

Grantees can use the module to develop a training plan for their governing bodies, as required by Section 642(d)(3) of the Head Start Act and the terms of their five year grant. Participants who successfully complete all of the training will receive a certificate of completion.
Select the link to start exploring:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/operations/mang-sys/program-gov/program-governance.html