Monitoring Tips

April 17, 2019

Are you new to Head Start or Early Head Start? Have you undergone a review under the Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (AMS 2.0) yet?

Head Start programs must undergo federal programmatic monitoring at least once every three years. In addition to scheduled reviews under the AMS 2.0, the Head Start Act allows for unannounced reviews in which the monitoring team shows up at your program unexpectedly. Now that the monitoring review process is linked to re-competition under the Designated Renewal System (DRS), avoiding review findings is especially important. 

On this webinar, FTLF attorneys will provide:

  • An overview of AMS 2.0
  • The nuts and bolts of the monitoring process
  • Advice on ensuring your monitoring review goes smoothly
  • Tips on how to handle an "unannounced" review

Please note: this webinar only covers governance and management systems questions and does not walk you through the OHS Monitoring Protocols. Please see our other Monitoring webinars for other key parts of the Monitoring Protocol.

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Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Any program personnel who are new to the monitoring process
  • Management Team
  • New Leadership/Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nuts and bolts of the monitoring process and identify the major changes 
  • Better prepare for a future monitoring review
  • Understand which tips to implement when faced with an "unannounced" review


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/17/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/17/2019 - 2:30pm EDT


Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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