Organizations that specialize in early education know the importance of providing young children and their families the tools they need for success. To provide these tools and support, fundraising and grants are often necessary. Agencies such as The Office of Head Start provide grants to organizations, like yours, to support the children and families in your community during these important developmental years.
The Office of Head Start encourages early school preparation and readiness for children ages newborn to five and their families by supporting children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through the Head Start Program. To become a part of the Head Start Program and qualify for potential grant funding, organizations are required to submit a Program Information Report each year of implementation.
What is a PIR (Program Information Report)?
The Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) displays comprehensive data on an organization’s services, staff, hour estimates, participants (children and families) and demographics. All grantees and delegates are required to submit a PIR report for Head Start and affiliated programs such as Early Head Start (Head Start for Preschool) no later than August 31st of each year.
Outside of the Office of Head Start, organizations are limited in tools to help them track and complete reporting requirements. Unless comprehensive tracking is a part of your organization’s day-to-day, finding and compiling information required can be time-consuming and leaves room for errors.
Head Start PIR Reporting with Apricot®
To continue our commitment to education including Cradle to Career and our partnership with Ballmer Group, Social Solutions is dedicated to improving the outcomes for all children. That’s exactly why we implemented Head Start PIR reporting capabilities within our data management software system, Apricot.
Many Head Start organizations depend on this report each year to provide services to children from lower-income families to have a fair and early start in the education system. Apricot with PIR reporting capabilities allows organizations to receive funding that is imperative to their mission, provide industry-leading insights and data on the overall health of their programs while also eliminating dual data entry by consolidating databases.
What Apricot Can Do as a Case Management System
Apricot is a cloud-based data management software that houses your organization’s data all in one place. This includes advanced reporting, client data, predictive models and more. By implementing Apricot at your organization, you will be able to not only fill out reports for grants and funding but also:
- Track student’s progress, attendance, and grades
- Witness program successes in real-time
- Spot warning signs of behavioral at-risk youth
- Proactively identify potential pain points children and their families face
If you’re interested in learning more about Apricot outcome solutions and how they can help your organization today, download our case study on our featured client, LINC, an organization that uses Apricot products to help them service children and families in low-income schools through after-school programs in Kansas City, MO.
Get Started Today
When you use a comprehensive case management system armed with grant and funding reporting capabilities that allow you to report to Head Start Programs more efficiently and effectively, you can save your team time, build richer insights, and provide life-changing impact to the people who depend on your services every day.
Are you ready to find out how much time your organization can save by implementing Apricot with Head Start PIR Reporting? Connect with our team today to see the program in action.