Federal Monitoring

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Head Start Monitoring Protocols

Head Start monitoring protocols are used by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to gather data and other information to assess grantee program operation and performance. Reviews are held for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®), Focus Area One, and Focus Area Two. OHS uses the information collected during reviews to understand the grantee’s approach to program design and services. The information is also used to evaluate their performance and continuous program improvement.

CLASS®

FY2021 CLASS® reviews will not be conducted.

Focus Area One (FA1)

FY2021 Focus Area One Monitoring Protocol

Focus Area One (FA1) COVID-19 Addendum

FY2021 Focus Area One COVID-19 Addendum

This protocol companion document provides additional talking points for grantees during the FA1 review event. Its goal is to stimulate discussion between grantee and reviewer about the program's approach to delivering comprehensive services during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the program is evolving to provide those services. The addendum is organized by service area and aligns with the FA1 Monitoring Protocol.

Focus Area Two (FA2)

FY2021 Focus Area Two Monitoring Protocol

Focus Area Two (FA2) COVID-19 Addendum

FY2021 Focus Area Two COVID-19 Addendum

This protocol companion document provides additional talking points for grantees during the FA2 review event. Its goal is to stimulate discussion between grantee and reviewer about the program's approach to delivering comprehensive services during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the program is evolving to provide those services. The addendum is organized by service area and aligns with the FA2 Monitoring Protocol.

FY 2021 Monitoring Update

Grantees scheduled to receive an FA1 or FA2 monitoring review in FY 2021 have been notified through the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES). If your agency has not received a notification letter, your program is not currently scheduled to be reviewed in FY 2021. However, please keep in mind that OHS reserves the right to schedule reviews at any time as the need arises.

For more information, please contact us at OHSMonitoring at dlhcorp.com.