CLASP has released three new fact sheets on Head Start programs in 2013. Head Start programs provide poor children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Each year, programs are required to submit a Program Information Report (PIR) to the Office of Head Start on participating children, pregnant women, and families, as well as the staff serving the Head Start population. In 2013, the Head Start program served more than 1.1 million children and 15,400 pregnant women through the Head Start (HS) preschool, Early Head Start (EHS), and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs combined. Eighty-five percent of all federally funded HS slots were in HS preschool programs, with EHS and MSHS each comprising 12 and 3 percent respectively. The program information data demonstrate how important Head Start services are in the lives of these children and families.
Head Start Preschool 2013 Fact Sheet: Here
Early Head Start 2013 Fact Sheet: Here
Migrant and Seasonal Participants 2013 Fact Sheet: Here