Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Baseline Assessment
The purpose of the baseline is to understand the grantees and partners’ current capacity. Baseline information will be used to identify technical assistance needs or other supports. This includes additional start-up funding that may be needed to ensure grantees and partners are on track to meet Early Head Start requirements at 18 months. The baseline will gather information from the following areas: environmental health and safety; fiscal management systems; governance; program management systems including eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA); and comprehensive services.
Formal monitoring of grantee compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards will not commence until after the 18th month of the issuance of your grant award. The tools that will be used as part of this baseline include the following:
- Environmental Health and Safety Tool [PDF, 1MB]
- Fiscal Integrity/Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, & Attendance (ERSEA) Tool [PDF, 151KB]
- Baseline FAQs [PDF, 97KB]
Monitoring in American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Communities
- AIAN Resource: A Guide to Building Cultural Awareness [PDF, 1MB]
- Monitoring AIAN Programs: Understanding Our Communities
For more information, please contact us at OHSMonitoring2017 at danya dot com.
Last Reviewed: June 2015
Last Updated: September 14, 2015