Research, Data & Reports

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation is responsible for advising the 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.

Head Start Research

Early Head Start Research

Please view our Head Start fact sheets for information on demographics, state allocations and program statistics as well as general information on Head Start enrollment history.

Office of Head Start Tribal Consultations

The Office of Head Start (OHS) convenes Tribal Consultation sessions as required by Section 640(1)(4) of the Head Start Act and in conformity with the 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/Alaska Native children and families. Tribal Consultation reports 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.

Tribal Consultation reports

Reports to Congress

The following are reports made to Congress by the Office of Head Start pursuant to the Head Start Act.

Report to Congress on The Final Head Start Program Designation Renewal System

Report to Congress on Proposed Head Start Program Designation Renewal System

Report to Congress on Head Start Monitoring, Fiscal Year 2008

Report to Congress on Head Start Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Obesity in Children

Biennial Report to Congress, 2007

Biennial Report to Congress, 2005

Biennial Report to Congress, 2003