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ERIC Number: ED547116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Early Head Start Participants, Program, Families and Staff in 2013
Walker, Christina
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
In 1994, the federal Early Head Start (EHS) program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income pregnant women and children under age 3. EHS was launched almost 30 years after Head Start was established in 1965 to serve low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Both 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 are required to complete the Program Information Report (PIR) on an annual basis. This fact sheet uses information reported through the PIR to describe the children and families served in Early Head Start and the services provided to them during the 2012-2013 program year. EHS spending in 2013 totaled $1.3 billion. In 2013, the EHS program served 150,100 children under age 3 and 15,459 pregnant women through 1,020 grantees/delegates throughout the country. Additional key findings from the 2013 PIR are provided herein.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)