Monitoring Tips

November 9, 2022

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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

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: 
11/09/2022 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/09/2022 - 2:30pm EST


Kathy Ghiladi, a Partner in FTLF’s federal grants practice, serves as counsel to Federal and State contractors and grant recipients across the country, including community action agencies receiving CSBG Act and Head Start funding. She has assisted Head Start agencies in reviewing and responding to monitoring reviews and has represented Head Start agencies in appeals before the Departmental Appeals Board. She has provided Head Start trainings across the country including trainings provided to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families personnel. In addition, she represents federal grant recipients in Government investigations and audits, and has helped Head Start agencies navigate governance and related obligations during difficult times involving CEO transitions, Policy Council disputes/mediation, investigations, and audits. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Any program personnel who are new to the monitoring process, Management Team, New Leadership/Management Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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