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April 28, 2016

Head Start Programs Could Increase Length of Day, Year With New Funding

Congress has approved $294 million in supplemental funding to allow existing Head Start programs to offer full school day and full school year programs.

March 04, 2016

Head Start Sends Emergency Funds to Help Children in Flint, Mich.

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

Head Start Among Programs Boosted in Proposed White House Budget

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

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

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

'Moneyball for Head Start' Report Takes Data-Driven Approach to Improvement

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

Head Start, Child Care See Boosts Under Congressional Budget Deal

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

Do 4-Year-Olds Lose When They Share Classrooms With 3-Year-Olds?

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

Proposed Head Start Day and Year Expansion Draws Mixed Response

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

Head Start Proposes Changes Designed to Reduce Bureaucratic Burden

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

Lawmaker Honors Head Start, Solicits Comments to Improve Program

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.

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