Early Head Start Participants, Programs, Families and Staff in 2012

10/2013

In 1994, the federal Early Head Start (EHS) program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income pregnant women and children under age 3. EHS was created almost 30 years after Head Start was established in 1965 to serve low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Both programs provide services focused on the “whole child,” including early education addressing cognitive, developmental, and socio-emotional needs; medical and dental screenings and referrals; nutritional services; parental involvement activities; referrals to social service providers for the entire family; and mental health services.

Source: CLASP

Available at: http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications/files/EHS-PIR-2012-Fact-Sheet.pdf

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