Federal Monitoring

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 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 grant recipient program operation and performance. Reviews are held for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System Reviews (CLASS®), Focus Area One (FA1), Focus Area Two (FA2), and Risk Assessment Notification (RAN). OHS uses the information collected during reviews to understand the grant recipient's approach to program design and services. The information is also used to evaluate their performance and continuous program improvement.

Use the materials below to prepare for your CLASS, FA1, FA2, or RAN review.


FY2024 OHS CLASS Field Guide
FY2024 OHS AIAN CLASS Self-review Field Guide


FY 2024 Focus Area One Monitoring Protocol


FY 2024 Focus Area Two Monitoring Protocol


RAN Review Protocol
Sample Incident Reporting Form

Informational Sessions

These videos focus on understanding grant recipients' approaches to implementing high-quality services, compliance assessment, and sharing strong practices. Watch the informational sessions below to help prepare for successful reviews.

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