Policies On Your
Drive 2014 for Head Start Programs
Based on the September 27, 2013 Monitoring Protocol
requirements are there for Head Start
There are 3,542 performance standards for
Head Start programs.
Of those, 2,297
are Cost Principles (like the Uniform
Administrative Requirements for Grants and
Agreements with Institutions of Higher
Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit
there are 5,713 Federal regulations that
apply to Head Start and others. Of
2,334+ are Head Start-specific
3,467+ are not.
Policies On Your Drive 2014
Local Head Start Programs is a handy,
comprehensive and thoroughly referenced printed
and CD-Rom, based
on the September 27, 2013 Monitoring Protocolís questions and referenced regulations,
plus all of the performance standards,
to bring your programís policies and procedures up-to-date and in compliance
with the current review tool.
It includes hundreds of draft policies and procedures
ready for your programís editing, review, and approval process.
When you order POD2014, you will get:
A three-ring binder chock-full of
draft policies and procedures, with hyperlinks and
bookmarks to their applicable regulations and monitoring protocol Review
A Microsoft Word file of the Federal
regulations applicable to Head Start programs Ė
including the reauthorized Head Start Act Ė fully
hyperlinked, cross-referenced to related policies, and
A Microsoft Word file of the
Performance Standards and their relationships to the FY
2014 Monitoring Review Protocol review questions,
thoroughly cross-referenced, hyperlinked, and bookmarked;
Instructions for installation and for
using POD; and
Policies and procedures that meet/exceed the
Here is further reasoning behind the need to update your programís
written policies and procedures.
Teresa Wickstrom has developed this formula to clarify:
- Every policy directly related to a performance
standard or Federal regulation is hyperlinked to it.
- The CD-Rom contains files for you to work with
|The draft policies and procedures, with reference
|All of the performance standards in one file|
|All of the Federal regulations in one file|
|And they are linked to each other as applicable.|
Standards, Federal Regulations, Monitoring Protocol review questions, and draft
Policies and Procedures. Fully cross-referenced. Plus extras.
you order Policies On Diskette 2014, you will receive:
comprehensive printed Manual;
contents of the Manual on CD-Rom;
The CD-Rom includes these
This file includes the text of the Federal
Regulations that apply to Head Start, with
references to the FY 2014 Monitoring Protocol Review
questions as applicable.
It includes the regulations from 45
CFR Parts 74, 80, 84, 92, 1302, 1303, 1309,
the Head Start Act (reauthorized
December 2007), McKinney Vento Act, Davis
Bacon Act, and the OMB Circulars (four of
which have moved to Title 2 CFR). Here
is the FedRegs.doc Table of Contents:
Installing and Using POD2014.doc
the instructions for installing and using
POD2014, with important notes.
This file includes the text of the
performance standards for Head Start (45 CFR
Parts 1301-1311, plus cost principles from
Title 2 CFR Parts 215, 220, 225, and 230)
with hyperlinked references to the
monitoring questions from the September 27,
2013 Monitoring Protocol.
This includes the draft polices and
procedures, with hyperlinks and bookmarks to
their applicable Performance Standards,
Federal Regulations, and Monitoring
The printed Manual is an exact copy
of this Word file.
See below for a sample policy.
of the draft policies in POD2014 follow the structure shown below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is Policies On Your
A1. Formerly known as Policies On Diskette,
Policies On Your Drive is a complete set of draft policies and procedures
in a printed manual and on CD-Rom for use by Head Start programs.
We have worked diligently to put together a comprehensive
set of draft policies and procedures that cover all of the Federal
regulations and performance standards that apply to Head Start programs,
complete with cross-references, and referenced to the FY 2014 Monitoring Protocol
This is the best structure to use for your policies and
Since 1998, the Center for Community Futures has taken the
lead in providing excellent draft policies and procedures to Head Start
programs. The effort began with an onsite assessment, review, and
development of a Policy Manual for a local California Head Start
program. Since then, we have kept POD as up-to-date as possible.
We update and publish Policies On Diskette (and now Policies On Your Drive) whenever there are changes in
Federal regulations, performance standards, or the Federal Review instrument. (Which is why we have migrated from POD to POD3 to POD4 to POD4a to POD4b to
POD2007 to POD2008 to POD2009 to POD2010 to POD2011 to POD2012 to POD2013 and now to
Q2. We already ordered a previous version of
POD. Do we need to purchase Policies On Your Drive
A2. We recommend that you keep the work you have already
done on your policies and procedures, but adapt them into the structure of the
current Federal Review tool. Use POD2014 to do so. It shows you the changes from the previous version. The CD includes
files that will help you migrate from previous versions.
Q3. How does the Policy Manager software
relate to POD?
A3. Policy Manager Two contains the draft
policies from POD. It includes all of the POD policies and regulations, and
it can be used either way--by Federal review tool compliance question or by Regulations
Q4. What do you recommend for programs that have not
A4. Purchase Policies On Your Drive 2014 and get going on
bringing your policies and procedures up-to-date with the current Federal
here to order using our online order form.