Having a current, high quality Community Assessment (or Community Assessment update) to inform your Designation Renewal System (DRS) proposal is a significant asset. There is strong alignment between data that must be reported..
If your program is required to compete for continued Head Start/Early Head Start funding during the upcoming round of Designation Renewal System (DRS), round 7, then you may be wondering when the DRS Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) will be forecasted. We are, too!
An important element of any program’s ability to attract and maintain a skilled and motivated workforce is employee compensation. It is essential that Head Start and Early Head Start programs attract and retain qualified personnel to establish and implement high quality program operations and services over time.
Applying Research: Harvard Report Provides New Reflections about Improving Outcomes for Children and Families
As early care and education (ECE) providers you know firsthand that the benefits of children attending high quality early learning programs are significant. Not just for children, but also for their families.
Community assessment is one of the ever-so-important aspects of any Head Start or Early Head Start program, though it can be a cumbersome task. Add that to navigating start up or implementation of an Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program and it can seem like one more item on the to do list.