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About Us: Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

UMass Donahue Institute, along with its partners FHI360, 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 (PMFO).

PMFO disseminates clear, consistent messages on the 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 work includes, but is not limited to, 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; and infrastructure enhancement to support a well-managed system of early care and education.

About our Partners

FHI 360 is a global health and development organization that translates the results of its science-based programs into publications, tools, and training materials and makes them available to a broad audience.

For 20 years, ZERO TO THREE has led the Early Head Start National Resource Center for the Office of Head Start. It also serves as the lead organization for the National Center on Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning.

UCLA Anderson School of Management brings to the partnership an executive leadership training that builds on the successful Head Start Management Fellows Program also conducted at UCLA.

To learn more about the services provided by PMFO to Head Start grantees, please visit the Early Childhood and Knowledge Center or call (888) 874-5469.

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The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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