Head Start and Early Head Start programs use ongoing monitoring to continually assess progress toward meeting program goals and objectives, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements. Ongoing monitoring measures program performance. It helps programs to identify areas of concern, make immediate corrections, and generate reports. Leaders will discover how ongoing monitoring results are used as a data source for Self-Assessment.
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- Ongoing Monitoring Session Description [PDF, 833KB]
Activities and Handouts
- Annual Summary of Ongoing Monitoring Results [PDF, 197KB]
- Elements of an Effective Ongoing Monitoring System Cards [PDF, 109KB]
- Elements of an Effective Ongoing Monitoring System [PDF, 99KB]
- Imagine that... [PDF, 172KB]
- Key Messages for New Leaders [PDF, 276KB]
- Linking Ongoing Monitoring, Self-Assessment, and Planning [PDF, 160KB]
- Metaphorically Speaking [PDF, 132KB]
- Nifty Notes [DOC, 57KB]
- Ongoing Monitoring: Asking the Right Questions [PDF, 61KB]
- Head Start A to Z: Ongoing Monitoring – Cover [PDF, 102KB]
- Parent Engagement Bar Graph [PDF, 110KB]
- Parts of an Ongoing Monitoring Plan: Sample [PDF, 129KB]
- Quarterly Summary of Ongoing Monitoring Results [PDF, 120KB]
- Tip Sheet: Asking the Right Questions [PDF, 235KB]
- What the Regulations Say: Ongoing Monitoring Note: This resource is under review.
Last Reviewed: March 2015
Last Updated: December 12, 2016