Head Start Program Facts Fiscal Year 2012

Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Since its inception, Head Start has served more than 30 million children, birth to age 5, and their families. In 2012, Head Start was funded to serve nearly one million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and in family child care homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the nation.

Program Information Report (PIR)

The Office of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) provides comprehensive data on the services, staff, children, and families served by Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide. All grantees and delegates are required to submit PIR for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation, Second Edition

Learn how to assess program performance, measure impacts on families, and document program successes. Directors and staff discover the meaning of program evaluation and how it can be used to develop strategies to better serve families in their community. Includes a sample final evaluation report outline and a glossary of terms.

Measuring Relationship Quality

Explore these comprehensive tools that help programs assess relationships, through an insight at the relationships between families and providers, teachers, and family services staff for children birth to 5 years of age. 

Head Start Program Facts Fiscal Year 2014

Established in 1965, Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Since its inception, Head Start has served more than 32 million children, birth to age 5, and their families. In 2014, Head Start was funded to serve nearly one million children and pregnant women in centers, family homes, and in family child care homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the nation.