Federal Monitoring

The Head Start Act requires periodic federal review of all Head Start programs. Learn about federal monitoring and understand all the necessary requirements to prepare for the federal review of your program’s systems and services.

Environmental Health and Safety Tool

Overview: The Office of Head Start (OHS) will conduct baseline observations of the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grantees’ facilities and interviews to understand the Environmental Health & Safety (EnvHS) in the early stages of their grant. This baseline tool is one aspect of the work that OHS is doing in partnership with the Office of Child Care to understand the current capacity of the EHS-CCP grantees and their partners and to identify technical assistance or other supports needed .

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. 

Reports to Congress

The following are reports made to Congress by the Office of Head Start pursuant to the Head Start Act.

Reviewer Resources

If you are a reviewer with login access, select this link to access the Head Start Monitoring Knowledge Base website.

Grantee Service Profiles

The Grantee Service Profiles provide grantee-level information on reported demographics, services, and federal monitoring of Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Monitoring Review Reports

Monitoring review reports summarize the results of on-site reviews that assess grantee compliance with requirements governing Head Start programs. This includes those regulations specified in the Head Start Act and all applicable Performance Standards.