Leadership and Coordination

Leadership and coordination are essential to supporting and encouraging collaboration among the state and federal public agencies that provide early and school-age care and education. The following resources provide information about program governance, building partnerships, and engaging stakeholders.

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This Workbook describes the process of conducting a community assessment as a series of five steps: Plan and Organize, Design Data Collection, Gather Data, Review and Analyze, and Make Decisions. The Workbook presents information that will help Head Start and Early Head Start programs conduct a...

Helpful in determining when and how to conduct a needs assessment. Program directors and services area managers can use this checklist when identifying local needs and resources.

This resource is intended to address issues to consider when developing a Communication plan.

This worksheet can help early education programs develop strong partnerships that provide high-quality, full-day, full-year comprehensive services to young children. Partners can use this tool to raise questions and prioritize critical issues to work together to build partnerships.

This checklist identifies key issues to be addressed regarding the fiscal aspects of projects in early care and education that involve multiple partners and funding sources.

This document identifies six elements for building capacity for evaluation and accountability. Questions to prompt discussion and reflection among the planning/stakeholder groups are followed by suggested strategies to address each element.

The Assessment Checklist will assist partners in identifying skills, developing strategies, and strengthening the results of the partnerships. This checklist should be completed with all actively involved partners.

This guide can help partnerships avoid common pitfalls while using results-based decisionmaking to its fullest advantage. It has the potential to make the partnership not only more knowledgeable about where it is headed, but more likely to get there.

This document provides specific strategies grouped by principle that public-private partners can follow to help ensure success.

This document provides action steps that an organization/group can follow when integrating systems to improve services for children and families. These actions are grouped by overall strategy and partnership stage.