This section of the ECLKC includes links to the current Office of Head Start Monitoring Protocol (which assesses the performance and compliance of Head Start grantees), as well as other related information and tools.
This system must be used by Head Start grantees to drawdown Head Start grant funds and to submit quarterly cash disbursement reconciliation reports. The website provides Help Desk assistance and frequently asked questions that provide guidance on how to create user identification.
This resource provides information about the regulation (45 CFR 1307) that requires Head Start programs that do not meet quality thresholds to compete with other potential providers for Head Start funding.
This website features resources, information, and contacts for providing reimbursements for meals and snacks offered in Head Start programs. The CACFP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
On the Road to School Readiness
This resource summarizes the Office of Head Start’s approach to school readiness and includes The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework, and other relevant information.
As part of the Designation Renewal System (DRS), all Head Start and Early Head Start grants are moving from indefinite grant periods to five-year grant periods. This page provides information about new terms and conditions for grant awards under this new requirement.
This roadmap lays out a set of specific actions that the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) has taken to improve school readiness outcomes among Head Start children and to promote their long-term success
This website provides information about the OPRE’s responsibilities, which involve advising the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families. In collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) program offices and others, OPRE is responsible for performance management for ACF, research and policy analyses, and research and evaluation projects to assess program performance.