Program Compliance with Local, State & Federal Regulations & Policies
Process of Exchange/Notification of Alleged/Documented
Licensing/Audit/Federal Review Issues and/or Child Abuse, including plans/strategies to address
Assistance for Parents in Transition (lost employment, etc.)
Participation in Annual Program Self-Assessment (if Early/Head Start
Participation in Triennial Federal Review (if Early/Head Start)
Development & Implementation of Continuous Improvement Plans
Frequency of Partnership Meetings & Who Organizes/Calls
Frequency of Visits to Centers/Homes
Networking of All Partners (wider group beyond program collaboration)
*Programs may consider working with a financial and/or legal specialist to develop agreements/contracts and any corresponding policies and procedures. As a legal document, the agreement/contract protects all partners’ best interests. To limit the number of pages in the partnership agreement, many partnership programs include an addendum that describes how the partnership conducts business.
Document prepared by the Ohio Head Start/Child Care TA Workgroup, OH Head Start Collaboration Office, OH Family & Children First, May 2001.
Some items adapted for Illinois use – IDHS Head Start State Collaboration Office.