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September 01, 2016

New Head Start Rules Lengthen Program Year, Cut Red Tape

The Head Start performance standards, which were last revised in 1975, will require many programs to phase in a longer operating day and year.

August 18, 2016

Maryland District Loses $6.4 Million Head Start Grant Over Abuse, Neglect Findings

The Head Start program in Prince George's County, a suburb of Washington D.C. engaged in humiliating treatment of children and, in one case, lost track of a student for about an hour, according to inspection reports.

August 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the Birth of Early Head Start

Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, said she helped to create the 22-year-old program for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers. What was her role in supporting Early Head Start in its infancy?

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.

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