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 2016–2017 PIR Form is now final. The final PIR Form is identical to the Advance Copy PIR Form 1.0 issued in August 2016, other than updated Head Start Program Performance Standard reference links. Please see the Change Highlights document for specific notes on these changes.

The deadline for submitting the 2016–2017 PIR to the Office of Head Start is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The 2016–2017 PIR is now open for reporting.

2016–2017 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 at hsesinfo dot org
Toll Free: 1-866-771-4737 Local: 703-312-5363
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



Program Information Report (PIR). HHS/ACF/OHS. 2017. English.

Last Reviewed: March 2017

Last Updated: May 18, 2017