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Oct 22 - Nov 10, 2021 -- Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2
  • Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Online

Oct 22 - Nov 10, 2021
Virtual Training

Phase One: Oct 22  - Nov 5, 2021 – Self-paced Recorded Presentations and Activities

Phase Two: Nov 9 -10, 2021 – Live Zoom Session, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
(11 AM-2 PM ET|9 AM - Noon MT|8-11 AM PT)

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Registration deadline is October 15th!

Standard Registration: $550

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $515 - some restrictions apply

According to the Office of Head Start, programs should not have to prepare for reviews. T/TAS believes programs should take a different approach. In 1996, T/TAS at WKU was the first to design and present the latest information on the Head Start/Early Head Start federal monitoring review process. Over two decades later, T/TAS is still providing this service. Preparing for an Onsite Review is nationally recognized as the premier source for programs searching for the best way to support all facets of review preparedness. Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 is designed to assist will assist staff members on how to demonstrate implementation of plans and be prepared for data tours.

To maximize the information shared and to explain the uniqueness of each grantee, T/TAS believes that preparation for a federal review is a prudent activity. The Focus Area 2 (FA-2) reviews, whether virtual or in person, will build on the information obtained in the Focus Area 1 review; documentation and suggestions from the funding sources; and the standard questions presented in the FA-2 review instrument.

Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 is a must for any agency that has an upcoming Focus Area 2 review. This seminar will be in two phases. Phase One will contain pre-recorded sessions that will provide an overview of the focus area instrument and process. In addition, you will receive a worksheet you can use to prepare your staff for the review. Phase Two consists of two separate 3-hour live Zoom training sessions.

Whether in person or by meeting virtually, getting the members of the governing body and Policy Council prepared to discuss how they work with the program to plan, implement, and evaluate the impact the program is having on the local community is no small undertaking. Demonstration of how they evaluate school readiness and use data to make informed decisions is vital to the review process. It is also important for the governing body and Policy Council to do so in a concise yet informative manner. Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 will assist staff who work with these two bodies in determining what information needs to be demonstrated, what information needs to be discussed, and what the limits of federal reviews entail.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will dissect the federal review process, including the latest monitoring protocol and the role of additional requirements.
  • Participants will identify changing emphases since the last review cycle, including any addendums.
  • Participants will review each section of the latest monitoring instrument and discuss the information and materials that should be prepared and available for the review team.
  • Participants will discuss lessons learned from the last federal review period and issues identified for designation renewal.
  • Participants will receive materials that support the protocol.


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