Head Start of Lane County will monitor required tasks and responsibilities to ensure that these tasks and responsibilities are completed within timelines and according to guidelines provided in Head Start Performance Standards, other federal and state regulations, and Head Start of Lane County policies and procedures. Monitoring systems will include the use of the agency’s electronic child file to systematically collect and record information about children and families in the program; periodic reporting of this information to appropriate supervisors, managers, policy groups and leadership; an annual self assessment of the program; and collaborative review of this information for planning and future development decisions.
Monitoring procedures will be implemented in administration, education and early childhood development, health services (including child health and safety), food program and family and community partnerships that are specific to each area. Procedures will outline the person(s) responsible for completing the monitoring, which person(s) and/or systems are to be monitored, and the tasks/responsibilities to be monitored.
Results of monitoring will be used to demonstrate compliance with Performance Standards and other federal and state regulations, to assist in the review process by providing condensed program information in specific areas, and to determine long range and short term program goals. Non compliance and/or areas for improvement will be followed with improvement plans, including strategies for timelines and people responsible.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard1304.51
It was approved by Policy Council on April 24, 2001;August 9, 2005
Updated January 18, 2001. February 20, 2001.November 5, 2002. June 16, 2004, July 2005. August 2009
© 1995-2010. Head Start of Lane County. All rights reserved.