Providing the expertise needed to maintain high quality services to children and families.


Willow Tree Early Education Team provides Head Start grantees, early childhood programs and regional and national associations with the expertise they need to maintain high quality services to children and families.

The Willow Tree Team specializes in guiding programs through the Designation and Renewal process, protecting them from being designated as a low performing program.

The funding process is complicated, and the stakes are high; Willow Tree is there for you, from start to finish.

Head Start Planning And Strategy

Successful Head Start grantees rely on accurate and intentional data collection and analysis to guide every program decision. We do that for you and with you and will take you from the collection phase to the planning phase and provide you the tools to make data-driven decisions.

Head Start Compliance Monitoring

Review preparation is one key to a successful OHS On-Site Monitoring Review. Our experienced team of former reviewers and Non-Federal Team Leaders can get you ready for an FA-1, FA-2, Fiscal, ERSEA and CLASS review… take the stress out of this process so staff can know how ready they are and cannot wait to show off!

Head Start CLASS Monitoring

Our professional team of Master CLASS coders will guide you through the challenges of preparing for an Office of Head Start (OHS) CLASS Monitoring review. Our team are all former reviewers with experience helping programs understand the various vulnerabilities that are caused as CLASS shifts from Professional Development to Monitoring to Performance Evaluation. Ask us about our sought after workshop “A Holistic Look at CLASS; a Systems Level Lens”.

Male Involvement In Head Start

Whether you need to find new strategies to increase male involvement or are ready to hire male caregivers, with over 40 years in early childhood Mr. Parr is ready to guide you through workshops, resources and on-site visits.

State of Babies Yearbook: 2019

State of Babies: 2019

For the first time, ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends are telling the state-by-state story of America’s babies – and the picture isn’t as rosy as you might hope. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 provides policymakers and advocates the information they need to advance national and state policies to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Tune into stateofbabies.org for the livestream of the Think Babies™ Policy Forum – State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 at 9:00 AM ET on February 26 as we examine how babies are faring across the country and learn how your state measures up on indicators related to Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences.

For more information: State of the Babies: 2019

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Here is a nice note we recently received… Thank You!

“I passed! Thank you for your one on one feedback and advice on taking the test. It really helped me with understanding my scoring.”

Congratulations to Baltimore City Head Start for a successful CLASS Inter-rater reliability audit – three years running! Y’s CLASS scores continue to beat the standards…they work hard to make sure their CLASS ratings are reliable by checking their raters annually.



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