How Does Your Fiscal Strategy Support Teacher Retention?

Tackling the predicament of high turnover and low teacher retention in Head Start/Early Head Start programs is not always easy. Tying retention to a carefully determined compensation plan can also be a challenge. Yet, asking this question is important – how does your fiscal strategy support teacher retention?

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...

Foundations for Families Approach to Assessing Readiness for Monitoring

Foundations for Families can help to assess your program’s readiness. We have helped support grantees to prepare for many types of monitoring visits over the years. Now, we offer a unique service to help you determine how ready your program is for a review in the AMS 2.0 Focus Areas and CLASS.

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.

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