Looking Beyond DRS Submission to Support Program Improvement

The application deadline for most programs in this round of DRS is just three weeks away. This is a good time to check in on proposal development and what needs to happen between now and submission. Your program might also be identifying ways it can continue to...

How Does Your Fiscal Strategy Support Teacher Retention?

Tackling the predicament of high turnover and low teacher retention in Head Start/Early Head Start programs is not always easy. Tying retention to a carefully determined compensation plan can also be a challenge. Yet, asking this question is important – how does your fiscal strategy support teacher retention?

Data Gathering Tips for a Strong Start To Your DRS Process

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..

Is Your Program’s Community Assessment DRS-Ready?

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!

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