New Facts Sheets on Head Start and Early Head Start in 2010

Dec 07, 2011

By Stephanie Schmit

Based on Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data from 2010, CLASP has developed two new fact sheets providing a look at the Head Start preschool and Early Head Start programs in the 2009-2010 program year. The fact sheets look at the characteristics of children and their families as well as the programs children attended and their staff. Some highlights include:

  • In 2010, the Head Start preschool program served nearly 950,000 young children and their families through 1,804 grantees nationwide.
  • By the end of the program year, 96 percent of children in the Early Head Start preschool program had a medical home for ongoing care and 92 percent had a source for ongoing dental care.
  • Spanish was the primary home language for 24 percent of children in Head Start preschool programs.
  • In 2010, the Early Head Start program served more than 120,000 children under the age of 3 and about 13,500 pregnant women through 1,007 grantees nationwide.
  • More than one-quarter of Early Head Start participants in 2010 were from a home where English was not the primary language.
  • Eighty-two percent of Early Head Start families accessed at least one support service in 2010 ranging from parenting education to emergency and crisis intervention.

Read more about the Head Start preschool program and the Early Head Start program in 2010.

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