ERIC Number: ED484649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Moving Forward: Head Start Children, Families, and Programs in 2003. Head Start Series. CLASP Policy Brief No. 5
Hart, Katherine; Schumacher, Rachel
Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP
This policy brief is the fifth of a series of analyses of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data by CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy). It describes the picture for Head Start and Early Head Start children, families, and programs in the 2002-2003 program year. In this brief, "Head Start" refers to all Head Start programs, including programs for preschool age children and programs serving infants, toddlers, and pregnant women, while "Early Head Start" refers specifically to programs serving infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. This brief presents 2003 data, which highlights several changes of five percentage points or greater since 2002. The Head Start program was designed to provide or link children and families with the necessary component of promoting early learning. The data presented in this document shows that the program helps families access an array of services that can help parents in their roles as their children's first teachers, such as parent education, health education, and crisis intervention.
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Young Children, Family Programs, Infants, Health Programs, Disabilities, Females, Pregnancy, Parent Education, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.