The Need

Illinois Head Start Association wanted to better demonstrate the footprint and vast extent of services that Head Start provides across the state. In addition, they also wanted to make the case that the need for more Head Start services and programming is still present. They have been frustrated with trying to figure out how to summarize and present all of the “Program Information Report or PIR” data from each grantee statewide to help capture this statewide and local analysis.

The Solution

TCG worked with IHSA through our 7-step process for dashboard creation and launched a new customized state dashboard in late 2022. It’s available here. We pulled data from Head Start PIR, U.S. Census, and Illinois State data.