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January 21, 2015

U.S. House Committee Solicits Comments for Head Start Act Rewrite

The 50-year-old program was last reauthorized in 2007, and committee members say they would like to see new regulations aimed at reducing unnecessary rules and boosting local innovation, among other issues.

January 06, 2015

Head Start Children Show Vocabulary Boosts When Compared to Home Care

Researchers reanalyzed data collected during the Head Start Impact Study to more closely compare children in Head Start and those who were cared for at home by a relative.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Blog Posts of 2014: Preschool, Head Start, and Research

Early Years readers were interested in a variety of different topics over the past year.

November 07, 2014

Study: Home Visiting, Full-Day Services Improve Head Start Outcomes

Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.

October 31, 2014

Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.

October 06, 2014

Obama Calls for Preschool Enrollment of 6 Million by 2020

The president has added a concrete, and ambitious, enrollment goal to his Preschool for All initiative.

September 29, 2014

Head Start Announces Nearly $600 Million in Funding Opportunities

The grants are available for 122 communities, and the Office of Head Start is encouraging potential grantees to embrace a "birth-to-5" model of providing services.

August 05, 2014

Head Start's Acting Director Reflects on Program as 50th Anniversary Nears

Requiring some Head Start providers to recompete for federal funding has been difficult, but will ultimately strengthen the program, says acting director Ann Linehan in a wide-ranging interview.

August 04, 2014

New Report Offers Ideas for 'Renewing Head Start's Promise'

Changes underway at the federally funded preschool program for poor children are a good start, but need to go further, says policy analyst Sara Mead.

July 25, 2014

Head Start Releases Results in Second Round of Grant Recompetition

The Office of Head Start says 114 grantees won federal funding after low-performing providers were required to recompete for federal aid; but it's unclear which are new to Head Start.

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