Talking Points

Perspectives from leaders in the field

Assessment Readiness is Key to a Strong Focus Area Two Review

In recent months we’ve heard concerns from Head Start/Early Head Start programs that were informed they have an upcoming Focus Area Two review as part of the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (AMS 2.0). If your first AMS 2.0 monitoring visit is causing you stress, you’re not alone.

Today’s topic: Parent boards of directors

One of the reasons we appreciate Head Start’s EHS-CCP program is our longstanding ties to community child care.  Foundations for Families began with a vision to strengthen the business, fiscal and HR/training components of community child care so that directors and teachers would have more time and resources to do what they do best:

Wage Comparability – An Asset to Program Planning

An important element of any program’s ability to attract and maintain a skilled and motivated workforce is employee compensation. It is essential that Head Start and Early Head Start programs attract and retain qualified personnel to establish and implement high quality program operations and services over time.

A New Year and Renewed Focus on Monitoring

Last fall, the Office of Head Start (OHS) released Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (AMS 2.0), a new approach to monitoring Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs. This was big news, as AMS 2.0 brings a new and different approach to monitoring. Our...

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