The Office of Head Start (OHS) offers current and historical information about the funding, location, and services of Head Start programs and centers. Below are links to Head Start-related program information, research, Tribal Consultations, and Reports to Congress.
Head Start Program Information
A searchable database of the Grantee Service Profiles Visit disclaimer page provides grantee-level information on reported demographics, services, and federal monitoring of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Program Information Report (PIR) Visit disclaimer page documents and Head Start Services Snapshots, summarizing key data on demographics and services, may be accessed here. The most recent Snapshots for the national program (PDF) Visit disclaimer page , Head Start (PDF) Visit disclaimer page , and Early Head Start (PDF) Visit disclaimer page are also available.
Head Start Research
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation advises the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families.
OHS convenes Tribal Consultation sessions as required by Section 640(1)(4) of the Head Start Act and in conformity with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tribal Consultation Policy. The consultations provide a forum for discussing how to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Tribal Consultation reports Visit disclaimer page reflect comments and recommendations raised by tribal leaders and their representatives, comments and responses from OHS, and areas identified at the Tribal Consultations as requiring follow-up by OHS.