Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

UMass Donahue Institute, along with its partners Family Health International 360, ZERO TO THREE, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management, serve as the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations.

The Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) disseminates clear, consistent messages on Office of Head Start priorities for the development and implementation of sound management systems and strong internal controls for all Head Start grantees. The Center’s efforts to support well-managed systems for early care and education include topics such as:

  • Governance
  • Facilities and transportation
  • Leadership development
  • Human resources
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Ongoing monitoring and self-assessment
  • Program planning
  • Recordkeeping and reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Communication