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.
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 .
PDF for Report to Congress on Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
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.
The following are reports made to Congress by the Office of Head Start pursuant to the Head Start Act.
If you are a reviewer with login access, select this link to access the Head Start Monitoring Knowledge Base website.
Explore these instruments, which are used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
The Grantee Service Profiles provide grantee-level information on reported demographics, services, and federal monitoring of Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
This web page contains additional information related to federal reviews.
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.