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.

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...

Laying the Groundwork for a Smooth Focus Area 2 Review

Last week we posted guidance for how you can establish a strong foundation for a Focus Area 1 review as part of the Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (AMS 2.0). Even if you don’t have a review scheduled for FY18 you may find the tips helpful, no matter how soon or far off your next review might be.

Distinct and Connected: Focus Area 1 and Focus Area 2 Reviews

On October 10 the Office of Head Start (OHS) held the second launch of the FY18 Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (AMS 2.0) in the Aligned Monitoring Virtual Expo. Many new resources, presentations, and information became available with the launch!

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