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Office of Head Start: Region IV Communities of Practice


The training series titled "Communities of Practice" are follow up workshops to the OHS Region IV Data Institutes conducted in Atlanta, GA in June and July of 2014.  These workshops give grantees the opportunitie to bring their program data and with the help of their peers and the workshop facilitators develop a program Data Plan.


The  workshops were conducted in Memphis, TN (8/11-8/12), Charlotte, NC (8/18-8/19) and Orlando, FL (8/25-8/26)

Communities of Practice Presentation
Five Year Grant Application 

Goal Integration Exercise


How do your Program Goals, School Readiness Goals and Parent/Family Engagement Goals align with one another?

How do you use your program's strategic planning and data analysis systems to develop your goals, objectives and program impacts?

How do your Community Assessment findings and annual self-assessment findings relate to the goals and objectives?

Tips, Tricks, Resources from your Head Start colleagues

During the Communities of Practice workshops we received great information from the grantees who attended. Below are tools, links and other resources shared with the various groups. 


Did you attend and would you like to offer your colleagues a helpful tip, trick or resource? Contact us and we will add it to this page!

Thank you Suzanne Inman (Information Systems Manager), from Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start for sharing this Excel YouTube Channel.

Thank you Janet Ogles (Director) and Sone-Seráe Batten (Assistant Director) from Mid-Cumberland Community Action in TN for sharing your FSC Workbook and Sample Family Page.


(The images and documents below were shared to give you, the grantees, a better visual of what their PFE data collection looks like - add data and names are fictional).

Thank you Christy Vandergriff (Education Manager), from Sequatchie Valley Head Start for sharing your story and the Gantt Charts!

Thank you Robert Gwaltney (VP - Early Education and Care) from Easter Seals of North Georgia, Inc. for sharing your story and the Balanced Scorecard System!  

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