State-by-State Head Start Information
Nov 16, 2010
In 2009, the federal Head Start program served over a million children of diverse races, ethnicities, and home languages. Head Start helped many of those children access needed medical services: 91 percent of enrolled children received medical screenings, and of those requiring further treatment, 94 percent received that treatment. What's more, this two-generation program serves families as well as children. In 2009, 74 percent of Head Start families accessed at least one support service through the program, such as parenting education, health education, or emergency intervention services.
CLASP has created state fact sheets analyzing Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data for 2009, which all grantees are required to report to the federal government on an annual basis. Each profile includes data on all Head Start programs in the state: Early Head Start, Head Start preschool, American Indian and Alaskan Native Head Start, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start. More specifically, the information includes data on participants, families, staff, and programs.