Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start

Foundations for Families provides high-quality and cost effective consulting for Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships programs.

Our consulting, training and technical assistance services include:

  • AMS 2.0/FA2 preparation and reviews
  • CLASS observations 
  • Community assessment, with an equity lens
  • Designation Renewal System (DRS) response and risk mitigation
  • Fiscal consulting
  • Governance training
  • HSPPS training and compliance
  • Monitoring preparation and response to delinquencies and findings
  • Policies and Procedures Development
  • Program design
  • Proposal writing
  • Professional development and coaching for management staff
  • Start-up implementation and technical assistance
  • Strategic assessment of program capacity, capability and potential
  • Wage and fringe benefit comparability study
We offer uncommon and comprehensive fiscal consulting services.

The FFF fiscal approach is appropriate for all grantees, including EHS-CCP programs.

We review and right-size proposed budgets, establish center classroom cost models, determine the cost of quality care, build the business and fiscal capacity of your child care partners, integrate child care partner fiscal reporting for compliance, allocate costs, and budget with a variety of funding streams to reach duration.

Our executive staff brings expertise, academic credentials, current regulatory and research knowledge and a deep commitment to enhancing the lives of children and families to every project.

We meet with each client to determine the specific needs of their program and design a plan that is customized to achieve individual program goals.

“Linda and Clare’s guidance, wisdom and experience proved invaluable to SCFS’s successfully completed startup period and it’s our intention to continue using their services as funding permits, ... read more

“You gave us the tools of knowledge to coach others on how to prevent a potentially devastating business failure and to produce a successful service to the community. Thank you so much for your ... read more

“Of particular value was FFF’s budget cost model for a standard infant toddler classroom along with child care partner payment strategies to close the cost quality gap. I believe it is vastly ... read more

“Having FFF be in the start-up planner role working with us at every step proved our wisest decision. They didn’t just advise, as many consultants often only do, they actually did the work and ... read more

“Linda brought the executive level experience, wisdom and skill especially blending the child care systems area with Head Start to help us navigate and put into place the fiscal, management and ... read more

“What particularly astonished me was FFF’s ‘classroom budget model’ to inform our child care partner payment rate. It was elegant, fair and transparent, and instructive for creating the ... read more

Foundations for Families provided strategic consulting services to an EHS-CCP grantee during the 18-month grant start-up/implementation period. We assessed the business and program capacities of ... read more

Foundations for Families led a thorough assessment of EHS/HS programs’ organization and management capacities for a large Florida nonprofit agency serving multiple jurisdictions. This assessment ... read more

Foundations for Families helped an experienced grantee to develop five year fiscal goals to build and support the partners’ capacity in fiscal and business skills. Fiscal goals were mapped ... read more

Foundations for Families Director Amy Augenblick was selected to be officially trained in the EHS-CCP National Center’s approach to EHS-CCP start up. With this expertise, she can provide in-depth read more

We worked with a CAP agency in the Midwest to explore organizational and management approaches that aligned with national best practices. Foundations for Families then helped to craft a robust ... read more

Foundations for Families has taught providers how to maximize existing revenue sources. We also share strategies for expense budgeting and review your payment processes. Partner staff members ... read more

Foundations for Families provided strategic start-up consulting services to an educational service agency that was a new Head Start and Early Head Start program. Working with staff on-site, ... read more

Foundations for Families collaborated with an EHS-CCP grantee to develop and write service plans, policies and procedures, including roles, responsibilities and timelines. We ensured regular ... read more

Foundations for Families developed a rate payment system and the underlying fiscal and operating theories for several EHS-CCP grantees to justify the EHS rate as one of several revenue streams ... read more

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