Data & Ongoing Monitoring

Program Information Report (PIR)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) 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.

2018–2019 PIR

OHS is not considering changes to the 2018–2019 PIR. In April 2018, OHS requested public comment on proposed changes to the PIR. We greatly appreciate the comments received. The proposed changes are currently under review. Once finalized, the new collection will need Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. OHS is currently projecting that the changes will be in included in the 2019–2020 PIR and will be publicly available in early 2019. Please do not make major systematic changes in preparation for the new PIR until such changes are final.

2017–2018 PIR Collection Documents

Services Snapshots

Services Snapshots summarize annual PIR data. National Services Snapshots are available to download here:

If you are interested in a Services Snapshot for a program near you, use the Program Service Reports search tool.

Access to PIR Data

The PIR is an important source of descriptive and service data for the Head Start community, their partners, Congress, and for the general public. PIR data is compiled for use at the federal, regional, state, and local levels.

The full PIR data set, prior year reports, and PIR forms are available to the public on request.

Contact the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES) help desk to request access.

HSES help desk
Toll Free: 1-866-771-4737 Local: 571-429-4858
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. ET (excluding federal holidays and weather-related federal office closures)

Current HSES users have access to the full PIR data set in HSES via the Reports tab at

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Last Updated: September 19, 2018