Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.
All Blog Posts With Head Start Tag or Category
October 16, 2014
October 15, 2014
The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.
October 06, 2014
The president has added a concrete, and ambitious, enrollment goal to his Preschool for All initiative.
October 01, 2014
If we don't make policy changes soon, according to a new report, America runs the risk of losing its fastest growing resource: students who speak two languages.
September 29, 2014
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.
September 11, 2014
It is in the interest of some potential students and their families that we begin to advocate in earnest for an enriched pre-school experience.
August 07, 2014
August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.
August 05, 2014
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
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
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.