Head Start Enrollment

Between 2007 and 2011 the number of children and families Head Start programs have served has grown, with Early Head Start programs experiencing the largest increases in children served. In 2011, Head Start Preschool programs served 942,355 children (42 percent of eligible children); Early Head Start served 165,522 children and pregnant women (4 percent of eligible children); and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programs served 34,043 children.  However, under the current sequester, Head Start programs are expected to serve 70,000 fewer children in 2013, affecting children and families across the country. 

To learn more about how many children and families benefited in 2011 from Head Start across the U.S., view CLASP's Head Start State Profiles in our "In the States" section >>

To learn more about sequestration's impact on children and families, view Sequestration, Budgets, and Continuing Resolutions: The Story Continues >>


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