Head Start Effective Meetings

Using Training as a Means to Increase Parent Involvement
Mel Gravely
15-February-2017

Using Training as a Means to Increase Parent Involvement

Parent Participation is Essential The skill to manage ideas and motivate people to action is perhaps the most critical asset to any Head Start program. As we know, parent participation is essential to successful program outcomes, however, it’s not always easy to get parents involved. That’s why upfront and ongoing training, especially when it relates…

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VIDEO: Obstacles that Head Start Boards Face
Mel Gravely
12-January-2017

VIDEO: Obstacles that Head Start Boards Face

One of the major obstacles that Head Start boards face is that they don’t understand the mission and history of Head Start, which makes it more difficult to understand the Program Governance function from the legal and fiscal responsibility, and how as a Board, they are involved in the overseeing of the program. That’s why…

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Effective Head Start Meetings Handbook Now Available as E-Book from Amazon
Mel Gravely
27-September-2013

Effective Head Start Meetings Handbook Now Available as E-Book from Amazon

Effective Meetings is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to help parents navigate Parliamentary Law as they conduct Head Start meetings. This book also includes step-by-step instructions for newcomers and returning leaders, with graphics and worksheets and tools for involved parents. Following these simple measures will save your organizations time and money while still creating quality…

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Head Start recompetition: when one door closes, another one opens
Mel Gravely
01-June-2012

Head Start recompetition: when one door closes, another one opens

In a recent story in The Blade, board members of the  Economic Opportunity Planning Association (EOPA) questioned how the agency is preparing to reapply for a $13 million grant to continue running its Toledo Head Start agency. Due to the Head Start Recompetition Process, EOPA was recently notified by the federal government it will have…

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Mel Gravely
13-August-2011

Welcome to The Gravely Group Head Start Blog

We are very excited about our new blog and hope to have productive and insightful dialogue about trends, issues, and available resources to enhance and strengthen Head Start agencies. You can also join conversations with the TGG Head Start Group on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-gravely-group. Please feel free to post any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding program governance,…

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