This factsheet uses information reported through the Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) to describe Early Head Start programs, participants, families, and staff during the 2015-2016 program year. CLASP's factsheets serve as a unique resource for early childhood policymakers, researchers, and advocates who want to better understand Early Head Start participants and services.
Parents with infants and toddlers should have paid sick leave from work when they are ill, when their child or a family member is ill, or to obtain preventive care for themselves or their families. Parents should have paid family and medical leave when a child is born, adopted, or newly fostered. To learn more, read this brief.