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Mohan, Anitha; Walker, Christina – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
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…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Participant Characteristics, Delivery Systems, Program Descriptions
Mohan, Anitha; Walker, Christina – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) provides child care and other services to migrants to ensure that young children from birth to age 5 are not with their parents in the fields, where they can be exposed to pesticides, hazardous equipment, extreme heat, and other health dangers. MSHS provides services focused on the "whole child,"…
Descriptors: Migrants, Preschool Education, Participant Characteristics, Early Childhood Education
Bird, Kisha – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
Youth of color are full of promise; they are courageous, intelligent, creative, curious, bold, and resilient. An investment strategy placing them at the center and addressing the structural barriers that keep them locked out of social, emotional, and economic prosperity because of their race/ethnicity, gender, and/or zip code is both fiscally…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Investment, Youth Opportunities, Social Justice
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income families and to improve child care quality for all children. Quality child care enables parents to work or go to school while providing children with safe and enriching environments where they can learn and thrive.…
Descriptors: Investment, Child Care, Federal Aid, Grants
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
As states release draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans for public comment, advocates and other stakeholders have an important opportunity to improve them. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is offering a list of questions, which is included in this document, to consider when reviewing state plans. These…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Labor Force Development, Educational Opportunities
Mohan, Anitha; Walker, Christina – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
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…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Participant Characteristics
Bryant, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2015
College degree attainment is regarded as a primary solution to reduce poverty and close wealth gaps between people of color and whites in the United States. With the changing labor market and a more globalized economy, a far greater number of jobs require a postsecondary credential. More students must attend and complete college to keep pace with…
Descriptors: College Preparation, African American Students, High School Students, College Readiness
Matthews, Hannah; Schulman, Karen; Vogtman, Julie; Johnson-Staub, Christine; Blank, Helen – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2015
In November 2014, with broad bipartisan support, Congress reauthorized CCDBG [Child Care and Development Block Grant] (the major federal child care program) for the first time since 1996. The new law strengthens CCDBG's dual role as a major early childhood education program and a work support for low-income families. This implementation guide is…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Programs, Program Implementation, Child Care
Bird, Kisha – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget, released on March 4, reflects the Administration's commitment to helping low-income individuals and vulnerable families access pathways to economic mobility, healthy development, and high quality of life. The budget proposal adheres to spending levels established in the Bipartisan Budget…
Descriptors: Investment, Youth Opportunities, Budgets, Program Proposals
Walker, Christina – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
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…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
This fact sheet is based on the 2011 Program Information Report (PIR) data, which all Head Start programs are required to complete on an annual basis. It provides statistical charts and tables on 2011 Head Start programs, participants, families, and staff.
Descriptors: Profiles, Preschool Education, Annual Reports, School Statistics
Walker, Christina – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Head Start programs provide poor children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Each year, programs are required to submit a Program Information Report (PIR) to the Office of Head Start on participating children, pregnant women, and families, as well as the staff serving the Head Start population. In 2013, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Preschool Education
Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) was created to respond to the needs of migrant farm worker families. MSHS provides child care services to migrants to ensure that young children are not with their parents in the fields, where they can be exposed to pesticides, hazardous equipment, extreme heat, and other health dangers. MSHS has served…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Migrant Education, Child Care
Ben-Ishai, Liz – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
The price tag on a college education is higher than ever--but not having a degree is even more costly, according to recent studies. However, for lower-income students, getting to a college degree isn't so simple. Student financial need after grant aid (commonly referred to as "unmet need") averages $6,000 for students, even at…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Working Hours, Undergraduate Students, Federal Legislation
Schmit, Stephanie; Matthews, Hannah; Golden, Olivia – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
A two-generation approach to public policies brings together worlds that are often separated (focusing only on children or only on parents) to modify or create new policies that focus on the needs of parents and children together. Two-generation policies reflect strong research findings that the well-being of parents is a crucial ingredient in…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Family Programs, Public Policy
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