National Head Start Association


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Pre-Institute Training

Effective Head Start Monitoring:


Using Data to Make Decisions and Tools to Move Toward Outcome-Based Management 


Who Should Attend

This training is perfect for Head Start directors, coordinators, center directors, and other senior leaders who are responsible for on-going monitoring in a Head Start program.

Your program generates reams of data between your PIR, Student Information System, Community Assessments and annual reports. During this training, you will learn how to:

  • Use data more effectively and get tools that enable you to focus on the most important data in real time.
  • Use data to manage proactively and achieve better outcomes for the children and families you serve.

Dates, Location, Times

This workshop will be held before the NHSA conference in Washington D.C. on September 18th-19th at the same hotel, the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. (  Training will start at 10AM and end at 4PM on both days.

What Will Be Covered

Day 1 Effective Monitoring Tools and Compliance with Head Start Standards

This day includes:

  • A proven sample weekly monitoring tool comprised of summary data available from most child and family information systems
  • A case-study that illustrates power of using data to make decisions
  • A how-to session to build the most effective monitoring tool based on each participant's current information systems
  • A Review of Head Start Program Performance Standards and the most recent Office of Head Start Monitoring Protocol.

Each participant will leave with actual tools they can use!


Day 2 Moving Toward Outcome-Based Management

This day includes:

  • Discussion about how truly focusing on outcomes allows Head Start programs to go above and beyond the requirements described in the Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Review of a proven, outcome-based framework for quarterly reviews of education; family and health services;
  • Review of how to build a customized outcome-based framework based on each participant's current information systems.

About Acelero Learning

Acelero Learning, Inc. directly supports a network of Head Start/Early Head Start and other comprehensive early childhood programs serving more than 3,000 young children and families around the country. The Acelero Learning Support Center (based in Harlem, NY), supports three (3) local affiliates:

  • Acelero Learning Camden/Philadelphia (NJ): founded in 2005; serves 150 infants, toddlers and pregnant women in Early Head Start and 500 children in Head Start.
  • Acelero Learning Monmouth/Middlesex County (NJ): founded in 2005, expanded in 2007; serves 500 Head Start children in eight (8) centers and 72 Early Head Start Children in a combination of center based and home based..
  • Acelero Learning Clark County (NV): founded in 2006, received Head Start grant in 2008; serves 1,800 Head Start children in thirteen (13) centers.

Based on our success developing tools and supporting our local Head Start programs, we are now offering limited Training and TA opportunities for the larger Head Start community.


Aaron Lieberman, Co-Founder and CEO. Aaron has a strong track record of entrepreneurial successes in the social sector. After graduating from Yale University, Aaron became a Head Start teacher and founded Jumpstart, an organization which pairs college students with preschoolers to develop literacy, language and social skills. What began as an idea in Aaron's dorm room went on to become a national organization and leader in early childhood education; today Jumpstart engages 4,000 college students in service to nearly 15,000 children in 20 states, and the District of Columbia and more than 75 communities across the country. While at Jumpstart, Aaron also founded and served as Chair of, a venture-backed for-profit spin off of Jumpstart that created the first on-line versions of the High/Scope COR and Creative Curriculum's Developmental Continuum. The company was acquired by Pearson in 2000. Aaron founded Acelero in 2001 and helped develop its programmatic approach, working side by side with Head Start leadership teams from Acelero's first management contact partners.


The cost for registration and all materials for the two day training are as follows:

NHSA Members: $450

NHSA Non Members: $495


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