Office of Child Care Monitoring Process: Cycle 2 – A Guide for State and Territory Lead Agencies


This comprehensive guide produced by WRMA on behalf of the Office of Child Care (OCC) provides states and territories with all the information and resources needed to perform monitoring processes within Cycle 2 of the OCC Monitoring System. The guide includes background information about the design and structure of the system, details about changes to monitoring for Cycle 2, instructions for conducting monitoring activities, definitions for key terms and acronyms, and blank and completed examples of monitoring forms. The guide can be referenced by states and territories throughout the monitoring process alongside training resources.

About the Authoring Project

The Office of Child Care Monitoring Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC).