Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Adrienne Saxton


MCOE Head Start has been transitioning from pen and paper to a new software, ChildPlus. This software provides the ability for staff and administrators to quickly and efficiently track all of the data required by the program so that the agency staff can focus on serving families and children to the best of their ability. When the requirement to use ChildPlus was implemented, teachers were resistant and unprepared. As a consequence, the programs funding and efficiency opportunities and its data input was impacted. A twenty- four question survey of thirty- eight staff members was developed to help determine the greatest technology training needs. Monthly technology trainings were provided as well as on an individual basis. A post- training questionnaire will be given to teachers asking them more questions regarding ChildPlus and testing their abilities to navigate it. The results of the second questionnaire helped determine whether the training was helpful or not.