Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.
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October 01, 2013
August 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that about 57,000 children have lost access to the Head Start early-education program, based on reports from individual grantees.
July 11, 2013
Advocates say now is the time to turn their attention to lawmakers returning from Washington to their home states for the summer recess.
July 09, 2013
Many of the 153 grantees in the competition among low-performing providers had been previous recipients of Head Start funding.
May 08, 2013
A study found that a comprehensive Head Start curriculum that emphasized both academics and social awareness better prepared children for kindergarten than an academics-only curriculum.
April 03, 2013
Twenty-five of 125 low-performing Head Start providers will have their federal funding shifted to other providers, the Office of Head Start announced today.
February 04, 2013
The Office of Head Start is allowing applicants to submit one application for programs to serve children from birth to age 5.
January 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said that 122 programs in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico must show that they are delivering high-quality programs.
January 16, 2013
Two Washington-based think tanks take opposite sides on the issue, one arguing for more federal involvement, and the other for less.
December 21, 2012
A national evaluation of Head Start found that the early learning advantages displayed by children who participated in the federally funded preschool program had mostly disappeared by the end of 3rd grade.