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ERIC Number: ED547115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Participants, Programs, Families and Staff in 2012
Schmit, Stephanie
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
Since 1965, the Head Start program has served low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Programs provide services focused on the "whole child," including early education addressing cognitive, developmental, and socio-emotional needs; medical and dental screenings and referrals; nutritional services; parental involvement activities; referrals to social service providers for the entire family; and mental health services. All Head Start programs (including Head Start preschool programs, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start) are required to complete the Program Information Report (PIR) on an annual basis. The PIR collects data on all children and pregnant women who participate in Head Start at any point during the program year, including those who do not complete the year. This fact sheet uses information reported through PIR to describe the children and families enrolled in the Head Start preschool program and the services provided to them during the 2011-2012 program year. The 2012 appropriation for Head Start totaled $8 billion. In 2012, the Head Start preschool program served 946,011 young children through 1,765 grantees nationwide. Additional key findings from the 2012 PIR are included herein.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)