ERIC Number: ED499611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Support Families Nurturing Young Children: Early Head Start Programs in 2006. Head Start Series. Policy Brief Number 9
Hoffmann, Elizabeth; Ewen, Danielle
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
This is the ninth brief in a series of Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) analyses of Head Start Program Information Report data. This brief provides information on Early Head Start programs, staff, and participants; including young children, pregnant women, and their families. It updates a similar brief that CLASP published analyzing data from 2003-2004. The data in this brief come from the 2005-2006 Program Information Reports (PIR), which each Early Head Start grantee is required to submit to Health and Human Services (HHS) annually. An analysis of the 2005-2006 PIR data, highlighted in the rest of this brief, shows the following key findings: (1) Early Head Start supports families with working parents--many parents also had limited formal education; (2) Early Head Start serves children and pregnant women from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds; (3) Early Head Start provides a broad range of services to low-income children and their families; (4) Early Head Start provides services through a variety of program options; and (5) Early Head Start promotes better health for young children. (Contains 40 endnotes and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Females, Disadvantaged Youth, Pregnancy, Young Children, Employed Parents, Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Family Programs, Low Income Groups, Health Promotion, Child Health, Minority Groups, Child Development, Access to Education, Access to Health Care, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Salaries
Center for Law and Social Policy. 1015 15th Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-906-8000; Fax: 202-842-2885; Web site: http://www.clasp.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.