Congress has approved $294 million in supplemental funding to allow existing Head Start programs to offer full school day and full school year programs.
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April 28, 2016
March 04, 2016
More than $3 million will be used to expand the early-education program for children from low-income families, as well as assist parents in making doctor's visits.
February 09, 2016
Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.
February 07, 2016
While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.
January 12, 2016
Using data and evidence-based practices wisely will help improve the 50-year-old preschool program for low-income children, says a coalition of Head Start advocates and good governance groups.
December 16, 2015
Congress shows its interest in early childhood by increasing the budgets of Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
November 12, 2015
Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a recent study.
September 16, 2015
The Office of Head Start is proposing to lengthen the current requirements around the Head Start day and year, but commenters worry such changes will mean fewer children can be served.
June 16, 2015
The proposed Head Start rules, under development for years, are designed to align with the most up-to-date research on effective early-learning programs.
May 14, 2015
The public has until June 1 to send comments to the House Education committee, which is trying to write a new bill reauthorizing the 50-year-old program.