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Strategic Plan Introduction/SWOT Analysis

Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office

March 2012-February 2017 Strategic Plan

 

INTRODUCTION

This strategic plan will be used as a management tool to direct the activities of the Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO)  in its efforts to enhance collaboration.  The plan focuses on goals, objectives and activities for improving collaboration and coordination among state and local community partners for the 2012-2017 program years.   The plan also identifies agencies who will be responsible  for making sure these goals are accomplished, resources, cost, timelines, and an evaluation .  The evaluation will show documentation to support that the goals and objectives were accomplished.

The Arkansas HSSCO worked with state-level partners as well as the Head Start community in the development of the strategic plan.  The Arkansas Head Start Association will review the goals and provide input and approval. This strategic plan has been updated to include new goals, objectives and activities to start the 2012 program year.  It also addresses issues identified from the most recent updated needs assessment by EHS/Head Start grantees, which was completed in November, 2011. The strategic plan will be a working document and updated regularly to show that goals are being completed within the established timelines.  These updates will be shared with the Arkansas Head Start Association (AHSA) and the Division of Child Care Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) bi-monthly.

SWOT Analysis

 

SWOT Analysis…
is an analytical strategic planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a project or business.
It involves specifying the objective of the project or business and identifying
the internal and external factors that are favorable to achieve the objectives.
As a part of the needs assessment a SWOT Analysis was completed with Head Start Directors. A SWOT Analysis…
is an analytical strategic planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a project or business.
It involves specifying the objective of the project or business and identifying
the internal and external factors that are favorable to achieve the objectives.
Listed below are the results from the SWOT Analysis:
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Table of Contents

 

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Strategic Plan Overview

Goal One: Child Care

Goal Two: Alignment/Transition

Goal Three: Professional Development

Goal Four: Early Childhood Systems

Goal Five: Regional Office Priority

Goal Six: Health Services

Goal Seven: Homelessness

Goal Eight: Welfare/Child Welfare

Goal Nine: Family Literacy

Goal Ten: Disability Services

Goal Eleven:  Community Services.

Goal Twelve:  Education.

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