ERIC Number: ED491134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 27
From the Beginning: Early Head Start Children, Families, Staff, and Programs in 2004. CLASP Head Start Series. Policy Brief No. 7
Hamm, Katie; Ewen, Danielle
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
As Congress prepares to make important decisions about the future of Head Start, Program Information Report (PIR) data provide important contextual information about Early Head Start programs and the children and families they serve. In 2004, Early Head Start served a diverse group of infants, toddlers, and pregnant women, most of whom were from working families earning below the federal poverty line. Young children and their families continued to receive comprehensive services through Early Head Start, and the proportion of young children receiving professional dental exams improved. More teachers and home visitors had degrees in early childhood education in 2004 than in previous years, although salaries did not improve. (Contains 7 figures, and 27 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Job Training, Pregnancy, Integrated Services, Child Development, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Federal Government, Poverty, Family Programs, Teacher Characteristics, Health Services
Center for Law and Social Policy, 1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-906-8000; Web site: http://www.clasp.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.