Vulnerable infants, toddlers, and families should have access to comprehensive early childhood services through Early Head Start. That's why the program is an key focus of CLASP's and ZERO TO THREE's "Building Strong Foundations" project.
In June 2015, on a party-line vote, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill to provide funding for discretionary programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (the Labor/H budget) for FY 2016.
President Obama’s FY 2016 budget proposal offers a bold vision for child care and early education in America, making a landmark, ongoing investment in a continuum of child care and early education services for children from birth through school entry.
A new report by Child Trends and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes the case for reforming health and mental health services to increase access for children and youth while presenting broader recommendations to support child wellness.
This fact sheet is a primer for state leaders, providing an introduction to key components of Early Head Start; Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships; and the federal-to-local structure and funding process.