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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.

Changes to the PIR

OHS is carefully considering changes to the PIR to better align with the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards while reducing reporting burden and modernizing the data collection. OHS requested public comment on proposed changes and the comment period closed on April 6, 2018, and we greatly appreciate the comments received. The proposed changes may undergo significant revision based on the volume and quality of comments received and any changes would still need to go through full Office of Management and Budget clearance process under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Please do not make major systematic changes in preparation for changes to the PIR until they are made 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
Email help@hsesinfo.org
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 https://hses.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/pir/.

Topic:Data and Ongoing Monitoring


Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: July 16, 2018