Use of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) in Head Start

The Office of Head Start (OHS) has published a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of the CLASS® Teacher-Child Observation Instrument in Head Start. This resource will help you understand how CLASS ® can be used for professional development and will explain how it is used within OHS for program monitoring purposes.

Introduction to Monitoring

Explore the Office of Head Start approach to monitoring that ensures consistent quality and accountability of Head Start programs across the country, as well as opportunities for continuous improvement. 

Report of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 requires the Secretary to develop a system of designation renewal that integrates the recommendations of an expert panel. The document below,“A System of Designation Renewal of Head Start Grantees: Report of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Re-designation of Head Start Grantees,” presents findings and recommendations of that expert panel.