The Partnership received results of its first federal triennial review of the Durham Early Head Start program from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). From Jan. 26 – 30, 2014, the ACF conducted a thorough monitoring review and found no area of noncompliance or need for corrective action. The Partnership acknowledges the superb work of all partners, collaborating agencies, and community contributors that ensure high quality services and program compliance.
Every three years, each Head Start and Early Head Start program in the country must undergo a top-to-bottom review from federal monitors, known as the triennial review. The intensive review includes interviews with management and staff, classroom observations, parent interviews, and review of child and staff files and documentation. Monitors evaluate performance using key indicators in seven areas: program governance; management systems; fiscal integrity; eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance; child health and safety; family and community engagement; and child development and education.
Durham Early Head Start is a collaboration between the Partnership, Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc., the Center for Child &Family Health, and three local five-star child care partners. Early Head Start is a free, comprehensive child development and family support program for low-income expectant women and families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three. The program served 188 pregnant women, children and families in FY13. The Partnership became a grantee for the Durham Early Head Start program in 2009.In addition to showing full compliance with all Early Head Start regulations, reviewers took note of the innovative outdoor learning environments at all partnering Early Head Start child care sites.
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