Program Design and Management
The goal of Program Design and Management is to maintain dynamic and cohesive management systems that support continuous improvement and foster a commitment to providing the highest level of services to children and families in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards. Program Design and Management provides the structure and support systems required to carry out the agency’s mission and vision. Through systems of (1) Program Planning & Service System Design, (2) Data & Evaluation, (3) Fiscal Management, (4) Community & Self-Assessment, (5) Facilities & Learning Environments, (6) Transportation, (7) Technology & Information Systems, (8) Training & Professional Development, (9) Communication, (10) Recordkeeping & Reporting, (11) Ongoing Monitoring & Continuous Improvement, and (12) Human Resources, we provide a solid structure that supports early childhood development and parent engagement which promote school readiness for children.
The Management Systems and procedures are a part of Friends of Children of Mississippi ongoing organized approach to managing Head Start/ Early Head Start services. These systems are connected and inter-related with each impacted by the others and all influencing and influenced by program services. With all these systems, the emphasis is on supporting all content area services.