Head Start monitoring reviews assess the performance, compliance, and accomplishments of local Head Start and Early Head Start programs in meeting over 1,700+ statutory and regulatory requirements. The monitoring review focuses on the delivery of services as well as the management systems that support services, accountability, and fiscal integrity. The review is performed on a triennial basis. Throughout the week of the review, a team of federal reviewers visited Head Start classrooms and examined children’s files, fiscal records, program policies and procedures, and facilities. The team also conducted interviews with Head Start staff, parents, the governing body and the parent policy council. Their findings validate all the hard work and dedication of program staff.
Yadkin Valley Head Start uses an ongoing self-monitoring system, which is essential for program success. Frequent evaluation and improvement plans are completed in cooperation with parents, board members, and management staff. These continuous improvements promote quality and support service delivery for children and families. As a result, Yadkin Valley’s children and families leave the program better prepared to face challenges and succeed beyond Head Start.
“I have personally reviewed over 100 programs, usually in urban areas, and this is my first Zero Findings Review…and I had to come to Mayberry to get it” stated Emilio Colon, Federal Team Leader from Norcross, Georgia.
Kathy Payne, Head Start director said “meeting our goal of providing high quality services to children is extremely gratifying. Our staff is awesome and had everything to do with our ‘zero findings.’ We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff, along with a very supportive executive director, board, and policy council. All their hard work is deeply appreciated.”
All services are free and families must meet federal income guidelines to qualify. The Head Start Program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, ACF; North Carolina Child Nutrition Program; and the State More at Four Program. Parents who wish to enroll their 3 or 4 year old may call 336-367-4993.