Explore key components of ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement. Examine their purpose in the planning cycle and identify valuable tools and practices for program leaders.
Find resources on how to measure program performance, identify areas of concern, make immediate corrections, and generate reports. Head Star programs use data from ongoing monitoring to help inform their annual self-assessment. Ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement together make up one of the 12 program management systems of the Management Systems Wheel.
Ongoing monitoring is critical to successful Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Learn how one grantee developed tools and a collaborative process to build a strong ongoing monitoring program.
Ongoing monitoring helps Head Start programs better address goals and objectives. It also engages all stakeholders in the program planning process.
Data in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs is a series of interactive online learning modules that includes a mixture of practical scenarios, real-life examples from the field, and tools and templates.
These systems highlight the importance of using ongoing monitoring to ensure programs are making the necessary adjustments to realize their goals and objectives. The expectation is that programs share their ongoing monitoring data with staff, Policy Councils, and governing bodies to engage them in all aspects of the program planning process.
Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Creating a Culture That Embraces Data
Watch these video clips to see how data analysis and the planning cycle comes to life in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.