This guide presents the Review Instrument for Systems Monitoring of Head Start and Early Head Start Grantees (PRISM), a set of tools and processes that examine and support continuous improvement in Head Start and Early Head Start service quality. PRISM contains 18 core questions to assess grantee management and service performance and includes interview guides, observation instruments, and checklists. The guide describes the Federal monitoring process for Head Start and Early Head Start programs and provides guidance to Federal team leaders, review team members, and grantees regarding the conduct of reviews. The guide is divided into 5 chapters: (1) “What’s New,” (2) “PRISM Overview,” (3) “Advance Activities,” (4) “On-Site Activities,” and (5) “Grantee Notice and Program Improvement.” The PRISM Instrument, forms, and resources are appended.
|Author(s)||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start, Administration for Children, Youth and Families|
Rating Systems, Learning Standards