The purpose of the baseline is to understand the grantees and partners’ current capacity. Baseline information will be used to identify technical assistance needs or other supports. This includes additional start-up funding that may be needed to ensure grantees and partners are on track to meet Early Head Start requirements at 18 months. The baseline will gather information from the following areas: environmental health and safety; fiscal management systems; governance; program management systems including eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA); and comprehensive services.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Office of Head Start