The Office of Head Start (OHS) assesses grantee compliance through a monitoring system that is aligned with a comprehensive five year continuous oversight plan. The Aligned Monitoring System aids in intensive examination of performance in these core areas:

  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Management Systems and Program Governance
  • Fiscal Integrity
  • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)
  • Comprehensive Services and School Readiness
  • Teacher-Child Interactions, as addressed through the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) observation instrument

All performance areas include a series of key indicators, compliance measures, and targeted questions to evaluate each grantee. A series of protocols are used by OHS for targeted reviews. These instruments are used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. OHS uses the information to determine program strengths, concerns, areas of noncompliance, and deficiencies. This webinar will provide and overview of the monitoring system and also touch on common trouble spots that programs should be aware of.

Please note: This webinar will not walk through each of the Monitoring Protocols. Please see the other webinars in our “Understanding the Head Start/EHS Monitoring Protocol” series for in-depth webinars on the various sections of the Monitoring Protocol. 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Communicate the nuts and bolts of the monitoring process (and where the big pictures changed have occurred);
  • Improve how your monitoring review goes, based on our advice and ideas; and
  • Determine which tips on how to handle an “unannounced” review you want to use.

Who Should Attend: Directors and other Senior Management new to Head Start within the last five years, but all are welcome.

Program Information
Date Presented:
October 21, 2015 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Head Start Monitoring Overview (October 2015)
Speaker Information
Nicole Bacon   [ view bio ]
L'Kel Little   [ view bio ]
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